Tory Rocca

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Tory Rocca
Michigan State Senate District 10
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Current term ends
2015
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Tory Rocca is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 10 since January 1, 2011. Prior to his time as Senator, Rocca was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 30 from 2005 to 2011.

Rep. Rocca is the son of Sal Rocca and Sue Rocca, both of whom also served in the State House of Representatives. They have all represented essentially the same district in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Rocca is a graduate of the University of Michigan and later worked for Johnson Controls in Troy as a lab technician. He then returned to the University of Michigan where he received a law degree. He passed the Michigan bar exam in 2000. He has been involved in business law and product liability law.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.

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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Rocca won election to the 10th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Paul Gieleghem in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 10 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tory Rocca (R) 44,486
Paul Gieleghem (D) 37,369

2008

On November 04, 2008, Tory Rocca ran for District 30 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Grant Hughes. [2]

Tory Rocca raised $31,108 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tory Rocca (R) 25,713
Grant Hughes (D) 17,150

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Tory Rocca collected $31,108 in donations. [4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Operating Engineers Local 324 $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,840
Michigan Education Association $4,175
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,500
Michigan Trial Lawyer Association $1,900

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Tory Rocca
N-794 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-7768
toryrocca@house.mi.gov

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mickey Switalski
Michigan State Senate District 10
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 30
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Farrington