|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Lansing Community College, 1976|
Denby served as an aide to Joe Hune, who previously held the 47th District House seat.
Denby graduated from Fowlerville High School, and attended Lansing Community College's two-year business program.
Denby's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Standing up for Livingston County Citizens
- Excerpt: "Bill sponsor increasing amount insured driver can collect on out-of-pocket expenses"
Improving Michigan’s Economy
- Excerpt: "Sponsor of Food Safety legislation to reduce over-regulation & fraud while encouraging growth in Michigan’s safe food source & service sectors"
Reforming Michigan Government by Working to
- Excerpt: "Update and improve auditing procedures for efficiency in state departments"
Key votes of 2009-2010
- Click below to see how this representative voted.
- 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.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- 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.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- 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.
- 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.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- 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.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- 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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Cindy Denby’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Cindy Denby’s missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Denby served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Agriculture, Vice-chair|
|• Families, Children, and Seniors|
|• Financial Liability Reform|
|• Regulatory Reform|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Denby served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Vice-chair|
|• Oversight and Investigations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Denby served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Policy|
|• Insurance, Vice-chair|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
|• New Economy and Quality of Life|
Denby won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 47. She defeated Harold Melton in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Shawn Lowe Desai (D) and James Weeks II (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cindy Denby Incumbent||64.1%||27,621|
|Libertarian||James Weeks II||3.7%||1,607|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Cindy Denby Incumbent||74.5%||7,597|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47 General election (2010)|
|Cindy Denby (R)||22,713|
|Garry Post (D)||10,001|
|Ronald Sanderson (L)||1,161|
Denby raised $37,137 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47|
|Cindy Denby (R)||27,851|
|Scott Lucas (D)||17,059|
|Rodger Young (L)||1,347|
|Philip Johnson (UST)||929|
Comprehensive donor information for Denby is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Denby raised a total of $106,227 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.
|Cindy Denby's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 47||$28,710|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 47||$40,380|
|2008||Michigan State House, District 47||$37,137|
|Grand Total Raised||$106,227|
2012Denby won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $28,710.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2012|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$4,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,700|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,850|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$28,710|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Denby won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $40,380.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2010|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,200|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,025|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$40,380|
2008Denby won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $37,137.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2008|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,500|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,500|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,500|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$37,137|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Tea Party Scorecard
The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.
January 2011 - March 2012
Cindy Denby received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Denby and her husband, Fred, have two adult children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Cindy + Denby + Michigan + Legislature
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- Mich. minimum wage debated - Livingston Daily
- State cash, funding slash in spotlight - Livingston Daily
- Charity poker limits feared - Livingston Daily
- Thrust for FOIA changes resurfaces - Livingston Daily
- Governor Recognizes Livingston's 100% Food Security Status - WHMI
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Cindy Denby
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Campaign Facebook page
- ↑ "cindydenby," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Denby's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Denby, Cindy." Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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