Rocky Raczkowski

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Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 37th district
In office
January 1, 1997 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Jan C. Dolan
Succeeded by Aldo Vagnozzi
Personal details
Born (1968-12-29) December 29, 1968 (age 48)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amalia Kaddo
Residence Farmington Hills, Michigan
Occupation Military; Politician; Businessman

Andrew Rocky Raczkowski (born December 29, 1968[1]) is an American politician from Michigan, the 2010 Republican nominee for Michigan's 9th congressional district.

Early life, education and career[edit]

A resident of Troy, he is a Retired Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves. He served as the Chief Executive of Star Tickets Plus from 2007-2010[2]

Michigan House of Representatives[edit]

Raczkowski was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1997 to 2003, representing the 37th District (Farmington and Farmington Hills).[1] In 2002 he was term-limited, as Michigan House members cannot serve more than three two-year terms.

Political campaigns[edit]

2002 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Raczkowski won the Republican nomination for the United States Senate, but lost to the popular longtime Democratic incumbent Carl Levin by 60.6% to 37.9%.

2008 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Raczkowski was planning on running in the Republican primary to challenge Levin again,[3] but when he was called up for active duty, he was forced to drop out of the race.[4]

2010 U.S. Congressional campaign[edit]

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.[5] 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.(Case Dismissed) Raczkowski's own lawsuit, alleging defamation in the advertisements, was thrown out in January 2011.[6] [2] Raczkowski's fraud trial was scheduled to begin on October 15, 2013.(Dismissed)


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