|Michigan House of Representatives, District 1|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|High school||Lutheran High School East '93, Denby Tech / Preparatory High School '93|
|Bachelor's||Wayne State University|
|Master's||Wayne State University|
|J.D.||Michigan State University College of Law|
|Place of birth||Detroit/Harper Woods Michigan|
Banks earned his B.S. and M.Ed. from Wayne State University and his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law. His professional experience includes working as an adjunct professor at Baker College and on the staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Banks served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Local Government|
|• Military and Veterans Affairs|
Banks' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Create accountability in education system
Excerpt: "As an advocate for education, I will support our children so that they receive the skills and quality education that they need to compete for jobs. This will be done by ensuring accountability for all involved in the student’s learning process, fighting for affordable college tuition to ensure that every student that wants to, attend college, and fighting for an increase in the per pupil funding, as well as, the adequate funding needed to keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom to help our students succeed."
- Create efficiencies in public safety
Excerpt: "I will work to create efficiencies in public safety by fighting for the adequate funding needed to adequately staff the public safety departments, working on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don’t commit more crimes once they are released, and working with each public safety department to establish crime prevention workshops."
- Create affordable health care and services to senior citizens
Excerpt: "Many seniors are now forced to choose between everyday necessities or the high cost of healthcare while on a fixed income. I will work to repeal the Republican pension tax on senior’s retirement income, to partner with companies that will provide health care services for senior at a discounted rate, and fight for adequate funding for senior transportation."
- Creating jobs
Excerpt: "Two primary keys to ensuring a bright future for our community and region is to ensure that our residents receive both job training and the skills that lead to jobs. To help create jobs I will fight to end the attack on workers in our state and adamantly oppose any 'right to work' or other legislation that undermines our workforce in Michigan, and support small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and assist with getting our economy moving again."
Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Brian Banks defeated six other candidates in the Democratic primary; Rebecca Thompson came in second. John Hauler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Banks defeated Hauler in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2014|
Banks won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 1. He defeated Scott Benson, Christopher Cavanagh, Valerie Kindle, and Gregory Robinson in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Dan Schulte (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012|
In 2012, Banks's endorsements included the following:
- Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights
- Teamsters Local 299
- Michigan Education Association (MEA)
- Young Democrats of Michigan
- Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
- Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Greater Emmanuel Institutional COGIC
- Pastor Mark Holloway, Peace & Goodwill Baptist Church
- State Representative Harvey Santana
- State Representative Kate Segal
Comprehensive donor information for Banks is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Banks raised a total of $35,139 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Brian Banks's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 1||$35,139|
|Grand Total Raised||$35,139|
2012Banks won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Banks raised a total of $35,139.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Banks's campaign in 2012|
|Banks, Brian R.||$6,859|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,000|
|Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters||$3,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$2,000|
|New Solution Fund||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$35,139|
|Source:Follow the Money|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Brian + Banks + Michigan + House"
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- Michigan State Legislature
- Michigan House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Michigan state legislative districts
- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Profile from Vote-USA
- Brian Banks on Facebook
- MiVote.org profile
- Michigan Board of Elections-2012 Candidate List
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, May 23, 2012.
- Brian Banks, "About the Issues," accessed May 30, 2014 (Archived)
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "General Election Candidate List," accessed September 11, 2012
- Michigan Secretary of State, "General Election Results," accessed November 7, 2012
- Brian Banks, "Endorsements," accessed May 30, 2014 (Archived)
- Follow the Money, "Banks, Brian R," accessed June 1, 2013
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