Wayne Schmidt

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Wayne Schmidt
Michigan House of Representatives District 104
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website House Site

Republican Wayne Schmidt of Traverse City is the current state representative for the 104th District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his first term.

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.

Previous offices held

None

Political campaign history

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

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schmidt ran for re-election to the District 104 Seat in 2010. He defeated Glen Lile in the August 3 Republican primary. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Schmidt is guaranteed election on November 2.


2008

On November 04, 2008, Wayne Schmidt ran for District 104 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Roman Grucz and Dan McDougall. [1]

Wayne Schmidt raised $111,986 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 104
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Schmidt (R) 29,120
Roman Grucz (D) 23,468
Dan McDougall (L) 2,069

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Wayne Schmidt collected $111,986 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Wayne Schmidt
S-1388 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1766
WayneSchmidt@house.mi.gov

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