Jean-Pierre Michel

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Jean-Pierre Michel
Senator from Haute-Saône
In office
1 October 2004 – 1 October 2014
Preceded by Bernard Joly
Succeeded by Michel Raison
Alain Joyandet
Mayor of Héricourt
In office
13 March 1983 – 30 September 2004
Preceded by André Girard
Succeeded by Jean-Michel Villaumé
Member of the National Assembly
from Haute-Saône's 2nd constituency
In office
23 June 1988 – 18 June 2002
Preceded by Proportional representation
Succeeded by Maryvonne Briot
In office
2 July 1981 – 1 April 1986
Preceded by Jean-Jacques Beucler
Succeeded by Proportional representation
Personal details
Born (1938-08-05) 5 August 1938 (age 78)
Nîmes, France
Political party Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Myriam Michel

Jean-Pierre Michel (born 5 August 1938) was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Haute-Saône department from 2004 to 2014. He is a member of the Socialist Party. In 2014 he ran for a second term, but lost by a 57%-34% margin to Alain Joyandet and by a 60%-34% margin to mayor Michel Raison.

Political career[edit]

As part of the study of the bill opening marriage to same-sex couples, as rapporteur of the Committee on Laws, he declared on February 13, 2013: "Me, my position is that something is just [or fair] because that's what the law says, that's all. And the law does not refer to some natural order. It refers to a given balance of power at some point in time, period, nothing else." The philosopher Thibaud Collin interjects: "Ah, I see, the basis of justice is thus the result of a balance of power?" And the socialist rapporteur concludes: "This is my point of view, it is the Marxist point of view on law."(Starting at 1:40:01 in the full video of the committee hearing on the 13th of February 2013, can be found on YouTube but not linked to.)

Electoral history[edit]

Haute-Saône Senate Election 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UMP Michel Raison 560 59.77
UMP Alain Joyandet 535 57.10
PS Jean-Pierre Michel 317 33.83
PS Jean-Pierre Chausse 313 33.40
Turnout 960 98.77
UMP gain from PS Swing
Haute-Saône Senate Election 2004 (Runoff) [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PS Jean-Pierre Michel 465 50.11
UMP Marie-Odile Hagemann 463 49.89
Majority 2 0.22
Turnout 948 99.37
PS gain from UMP Swing
Haute-Saône's 2nd constituency Election 2002 (Runoff) [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UMP Maryvonne Briot 19 045 51.09
PS Jean-Pierre Michel 18 234 48.91
Majority 811 2.18
Turnout 39 782 64.97
UMP gain from PS Swing