Senate Assistant Majority Leader Wayne Schmidt

(R-Traverse City)
2 Terms
Senate District 37
S-8 C
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Biographical Information

Home Address: 623 Washington, Traverse City, MI  49680
(231) 883-3737
Born: October 6, 1966
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Kathleen Shannon
Children: Ryan (5), Danny (4)
Education: Traverse City High School, University of Chicago, Michigan Political Leadership Program
Employment/Military Record: Manager of Captain's Quarters Men's Store, Traverse City, MI; Park Place Hotel, Traverse City, MI
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan Senate 37th District 2018
General Vote: 73,338 of 124,414 (58%)
Primary Vote: 27,693 of 34,617 (79%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Freedom Network, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, National Federation of Independent Business, Citizens for Traditional Values, Michigan Realtors, County Road Association of Michigan

Michigan Senate 37th District 2014
General Vote: 54,981 of 90,012 (61%)
Primary Vote: 19,107 of 34,419 (55%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, Michigan Townships Association, Detroit Regional Chamber, Right to Life of Michigan (sole endorsement for the general election, dual endorsement in the primary), Great Lakes Education Project, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Association of Michigan Small BIZ PAC stamp of approval recommended, Michigan Restaurant Association, Michigan Milk Producers PAC, Grand Traverse County GOP Executive Board, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Realtors PAC, County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, MTA-PAC, MiBankPAC

Michigan House 104th District 2012
General Vote: 26,042 of 46,091 (56%)
Primary Vote: 8,355 of 12,810 (65%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 104th District 2010
General Vote: 23,458 of 38,797 (60%)
Primary Vote: 10,713 of 16,577 (64%)

Michigan House 104th District 2008
General Vote: 29,116 of 54,650 (53%)
Primary Vote: 8,652 of 12,356 (70%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Other Offices: Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners (5 terms)
Political Activities: Served on many community boards, volunteer for various local campaigns since High School, current vice-chair GT county Republican Party
Community Activities: Kiwanis Club, Grand Traverse Area Right to Life, Trout Unlimited, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Kalkaska Area Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area Transit Authority, Grand Traverse Economic Development Authority, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Traverse City Association, Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, Michigan Association of Counties, Grand Vision, National Rifle Association

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Danielle Sirianni, Chief of Staff
Martin Johnston, Legislative Director
Camden Smith, Legislative Aide
Calvin Johnston, Constituent Services Aide

Sponsored Legislation
SB 83
School Aid Budget
SB 84
department of education budget
SB 92
Transportation Budget
SB 103
PA 125
public utilities
SB 116
SB 129
PA 20
SB 137
SB 141
PA 16
SB 207
electronic meetings
SB 215
School Aid
SB 266
Academic Performance
SB 300
Early Voting
SB 301
Election Procedures
SB 390
Education Corps
SB 391
Cigar Tax
SB 394
Transportation Funds
SB 416
Health Professionals
SB 417
Income Tax
SB 432
Housing Projects
SB 437
PA 27
Business Tax Credits
SB 529
Supplemental Appropriations
SB 536
SB 556
Natural Resources Trust Fund
SB 557
LEED Certification
SB 644
School Aid
SB 645
Public School Academies
SB 664
School Aid
SB 672
SB 679
SB 741
Job Training Programs
SB 743
Great Lakes Maritime Office
SB 761
Sled Dogs
SB 762
Sled Dogs
SB 765
Registration Plates
SB 821
PA 102
Emergency Authorities
SB 832
School Aid Appropriations
SB 833
Education Appropriations
SB 841
Transportation Appropriations
SB 845
PA 144
Education Appropriations
SB 862
Film Credits
SB 871
PA 73
Toll Roads
SB 874
Automated Traffic Enforcement Devices
SB 876
School Curriculum
SB 926
PA 137
Limited Liability Company Act
SB 962
Education Curriculum
SB 978
Campaign Practices
SB 979
Absent Voter Ballots
SB 980
Absent Voter Ballots
SB 982
Economic Development
SB 1025
Anatomical Gifts
SB 1055
Non-Profit Hospital
SB 1071
Aviation Fuel
SB 1104
SB 1118
Statutory Wills
SB 1133
Register of Deeds
SB 1147
Delinquent Taxes
SB 1151
Toll Bridges/Tunnels
SB 1152
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
SB 1160
Revenue Sharing Trust Fund
SB 1161
Revenue Sharing Trust Fund
SB 1205
Guardians of Tribal Children
SB 1207
Presidential Primary
SB 1220
cyber schools
SB 1221
renaissance zones
SB 1222
convention facilities
SB 1223
convention facilities
SB 1224
principal shopping districts
SB 1233
minimum wage
SR 12
school based care month
SR 64
Month Designation
SR 72
Water and Land Conservation
SR 93
Date Designation
SR 108
Month Designation
SR 133
Date Designation
SR 138
Date Designation
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