|Michigan House of Representatives District 71|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Associate's||Lansing Community College, 2007|
Shaughnessy is a former mayor of Charlotte, Michigan. She served as mayor from 2005-2009. Deb has also worked as a treasury clerk, staff writer for Charlotte Community Newspapers, and executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a legislative aide from January 1995 to December 2004.
Shaughnessy graduated from Lansing Community College with a general Associates Degree in Public relations in 2007.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaughnessy served on these committees:
Shaughnessy ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 71. She was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by Theresa Abed (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Deb Shaughnessy Incumbent||46.6%||21,637|
Shaughnessy won election to the District 71 seat in 2010. Shee defeated Cheryl Haddock, Laurie Raines and Britt Slocum in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Theresa Abed (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
In 2010, Shaughnessy raised $99,290 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Eaton County Republican Cmte||$1,500|
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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
Deb Shaughnessy received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Shaughnessy and her husband Steve have two children.
- House website (dead link)
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Michigan Endorsements," February 15, 2012
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
Rick Jones (R)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 71
| Succeeded by|
Theresa Abed (D)
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