Married- his wife is a nurse. They have three children.
A Little Bit Of Trivia
Thad McCotter was once a member of a band name the New Flying Squirrels
He is the lead guitarist for the rock and country band, the Second Amendments, which consists of a bipartisan group of Congressmen. The band played for the United States troops stationed overseas during the 2005 holiday season. The Second Amendments also played at the 2006 Picnic on the White House lawn hosted by President Bush. It is said that President Bush referred to Mr. McCotter as, “That rock and roll dude”.
1983- Graduated from Detroit Catholic High School
1987- Received a B.A. from the University of Detroit
1990- Received a J.D. from the University of Detroit
Private Sector Career:
Had a private law practice
1992- Elected to the Wayne County Commission
In this position he had an intricate part in changing the county charter to require the approval of two-thirds of the County Commission and 60% of the voters before new taxes could be passed.
1998- Elected to the Michigan State Senate
2002- Elected as the U.S. Representative to Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, where he still currently serves
U.S. House of Representatives Commissions
Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade
Party Leadership Positions
Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee
Republican Main Street Partnership- a moderate group
Republican Study Committee- a conservative group
Positions On The Issues:
Thad McCotter is pro-life.
He has a 100% rating by the Christian Coalition, indicating he is strong on family issues.
He is a strong supporter of the Iraq War initiative.
His votes are strong in favor of government reform.
The NRA gives him an “A”, indicating he supports gun rights.
He has a strong military voting record.
He voted in favor of a border fence.
He was the first Republican in the House of Representatives to vote against the Paulson bailout, calling it “American socialism”.
He voted against ObamaCare.
Read more Thad McCotter: 2012 Presidential Profile.
Thad McCotter on the Issues
- Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
- Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
- Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
- Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
- Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
- Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
- Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
- Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
- Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
- Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
- Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
- Declare preborn as persons under 14th amendment. (Feb 2009)
See more on Thad McCotter on the Issues.
Campaign website is http://www.mccotter2012.com/