|Republican nominee for
U.S. House of Representatives
November 2, 2010
|Opponent(s)||Gary Peters (D)|
|Incumbent||Gary Peters (D)|
December 29, 1968 |
Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Residence||Farmington Hills, Michigan|
|Occupation||Military; Politician; Businessman|
Andrew Rocky Raczkowski (born December 29, 1968) is an American politician from Michigan, the 2010 Republican nominee for Michigan's 9th congressional district. He currently serves as the Acting 14th District Chair for the Michigan Republican Party.
Early life, education and career
Michigan House of Representatives
Raczkowski was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003, representing the 37th District (Farmington and Farmington Hills). In 2002 he was term-limited, as Michigan House members cannot serve more than three two-year terms.
2002 U.S. Senate campaign
2008 U.S. Senate campaign
2010 U.S. Congressional campaign
Raczkowski challenged Democratic incumbent Gary Peters for Michigan's 9th congressional district, losing in the general election with 47% of the vote to Peters' 49% of the vote. Raczkowski won the Republican primary on August 3, 2010. Raczkowski was dogged by advertisements revealing a civil action against him, in the United States District Court of South Dakota, for fraud, theft, and breach of contract by a concert promoter. Raczkowski's own lawsuit, alleging defamation in the advertisements, was thrown out in January 2011.  Raczkowski's fraud trial is scheduled to begin on October 15, 2013.