|Michigan House of Representatives District 104|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Campaign contributions
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Rep. Schmidt attended the University of Chicago, majoring in economics and public policy and is a graduate of the Michigan State University Political Leadership Program. Schmidt is a 42-year-old (10/6/66) lifelong resident of Traverse City. He and his wife Kathleen have two children, Danny and Ryan.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:
- Health Policy
- Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation
- Statutory Committee on Michigan Capitol, Chair
- Transportation Member
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmidt served on these committees:
- Energy and Technology
- Great Lakes and Environment
- Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Wayne Schmidt’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Wayne Schmidt’s 1 missed roll-call votes
Schmidt won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 104. He defeated Jason R. Gillman in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Betsy Coffia (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Wayne Schmidt Incumbent||56.5%||26,042|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Wayne Schmidt Incumbent||65.2%||8,357|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104 General election (2010)|
|Wayne Schmidt (R)||23,460|
|John Scrudato (D)||10,950|
|Megan Crandall (I)||4,391|
Wayne Schmidt raised $111,986 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 104|
|Wayne Schmidt (R)||29,120|
|Roman Grucz (D)||23,468|
|Dan McDougall (L)||2,069|
In 2010, Schmidt received $85,809 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Wayne Schmidt's campaign in 2010|
|Schmidt, Wayne A||$7,400|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,400|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,800|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,700|
|Total Raised in 2010||$85,809|
In 2008 Wayne Schmidt collected $111,986 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Grand Traverse Republican Comm||$5,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$4,000|
|Cox 5200 Club||$3,750|
|Hildenbrand Leadership Fund||$2,500|
|Michigan Electric Cooperative Association||$2,100|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Wayne Schmidt
S-1388 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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Tea Party Scorecard
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.
January 2011 - March 2012
Wayne Schmidt received a 67% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Wayne Schmidt's personal website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Wayne Schmidt
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Wayne Schmidt
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Mitt Romney Campaign Website "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Schmidt's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Wayne Schmidt
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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