Judy Emmons

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Judy Emmons
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Alan Cropsey
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 70th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008
Preceded by Gretchen Whitmer
Succeeded by Mike Huckleberry
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jerry Emmons
Residence Sheridan, Michigan
Website [1]

Judy K. Emmons is a Michigan state senator representing District 33. She is chair of the Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee, and vice-chair of Education.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives[edit]

Emmons' first campaign for the Michigan House of Representatives occurred in 2002, running the 70th District. Incumbent state Rep. Gretchen Whitmer chose to run for re-election in the 69th District rather than the 70th after her district was redrawn following the 2000 Census. Emmons ran in the Republican primary against Jon Aylsworth, who has serve on the Greenville City Council.[2] Emmons won the GOP nomination by taking nearly 63 percent of more than 6,700 votes.[3] In the general election, she defeated Democratic nominee Henry Sanchez, taking nearly 66 percent of more than 22,000 votes.[4] She would not face any Republican opposition for the GOP nomination in the 70th District in her two re-election campaigns, running unopposed in 2004[5] and 2006.[6] In the 2004 general election she faced a re-match with Sanchez, winning re-election by again taking nearly 66 percent of more than 34,000 votes.[7] She defeated 21-year-old Christopher Mahar[8] by taking nearly 64 percent of almost 30,000 votes.[9]

She was not eligible to run for a fourth term as the Michigan Constitution limits state Representatives to three terms.[10]

Michigan Senate[edit]

After Rick Snyder won the GOP nomination for governor in August 2010, he stunned political observes by picking then-state Rep. Brian Calley as his choice to be the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor on August 25, 2010. [11]

Just weeks earlier, Calley had won the GOP nomination for the 33rd state Senate district.[12] On September 3, 2010, Emmons was chosen as Calley's replacement by the 33rd District Republican Party Executive Committee, covering Clinton, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm counties. The committee selected Emmons over Scott Hummel in a 82-37 vote.[13] In the November general election, Emmons defeated Democratic nominee James Hoisington, capturing almost 65 percent of almost 78,000 votes.[14]

Emmons officially filed for a second term on April 17, 2014.[15] She won re-nomination uncontested in August 2014.

On November 4, 2014, Emmons won re-election to the state Senate [16] defeating former educator and counselor[17] Fred Sprague, taking 57 percent of the vote.[18]

Emmons is prohibited from seeking re-election to the state Senate, as the state Constitution limits Senators to be elected to a maximum of two, four-year terms.[10]

Electoral history[edit]

2002 Republican Primary - Michigan's 70th state House District[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons 4,258 62.8 N/A
Republican Jon Aylsworth 2,519 37.2 N/A
2002 General Election - Michigan's 70th state House District[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons 14,610 65.8 +22.2
Democratic Henry Sanchez 7,588 34.2 -22.2
2004 General Election - Michigan's 70th state House District[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons (I) 22,744 66.0 +0.2
Democratic Henry Sanchez 11,732 34.2 -0.2
2006 General Election - Michigan's 70th state House District[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons (I) 18,392 63.2 -2.8
Democratic Christopher Mahar 10,704 36.8 +2.8
2010 General Election - Michigan's 33rd state Senate District[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons 50,222 64.5 +10.7
Democratic James Hoisington 25,206 32.4 -11.7
Libertarian Joshua Lillie 2,403 3.1 +1.0
2014 General Election - Michigan's 33rd state Senate District[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Judy Emmons (I) 36,420 57.2 -7.3
Democratic Fred Sprague 27,235 42.8 +10.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senator Judy K. Emmons
  2. ^ "GOVERNMENT INFORMATION Greenville, Michigan". April 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. September 27, 2002. Archived from the original on June 1, 2004. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. December 17, 2002. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. August 23, 2004. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. September 11, 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. December 1, 2004. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Christopher LinkedIn". April 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. May 10, 2007. Archived from the original on April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Do term limits hurt or help Michigan politics (The Craig Fahle Show)". Detroit Free Press. February 15, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ Paul Egan (August 26, 2010). "Snyder's running mate pick of Calley thrills, puzzles backers". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "70th District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. May 10, 2007. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Judy Emmons replaces Calley as Republican candidate for 33rd district". Central Michigan Life. September 3, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "33rd District State Senator 4 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. March 2, 2011. Retrieved April 19, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "2014 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing". Michigan Department of State Bureau of Elections. April 22, 2014. 
  16. ^ Jordyn Hermani (November 5, 2014). "Snyder Wins Re-Election, Michigan Stays Red". Central Michigan Life. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ Linda Gittleman (March 25, 2014). "Democratic candidate for state Senate begins his campaign in Alma". The Morning Sun. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Election Results GENERAL ELECTION November 04, 2014". Michigan Department of State. December 18, 2014. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 

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