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Alan Sanborn

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Alan Sanborn
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Michigan Senate District 11
Former member
Term in office began
2003
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Alan Sanborn was a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to January 1, 2011. He served as Assistant President Pro Tempore.

Before serving in the Michigan Senate, Sanborn served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. Sanborn currently serves as the Assistant President Pro Tempore of the Michigan Senate a role he has served since 2003.

Sanborn graduated from Michigan State in 1979 double majoring in Social and Political Sciences. Sanborn worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer after graduation for nearly 20 years before becoming an elected official.

Committee assignments

Sanborn served on these committees:

District 11

Sanborn represented Michigan Senate District 11. District 11 includes the Northeast Detroit suburbs of Memphis, Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, and Richmond near the US/Canada border[2].


Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.


Elections

2010

Sanborn did not run for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sanborn ran for District 11 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Kenneth Jenkins and Lauren Zemens.[3]

Sanborn raised $105,068 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 11
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alan Sanborn (R) 65,543
Kenneth Jenkins (D) 42,279
Lauren Zemens (R) 2,903

Personal

Alan is married to Lori Sanborn. They have three children and reside in Richmond, Michigan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 11
2003–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Jack Brandenburg