Dudley Spade

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Dudley Spade
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Michigan House of Representatives District 57
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Dudley Spade was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 57 from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Spade was born on a small farm in Hillsdale County, Michigan to Victor and Mirabel Spade. His father was a retired World War II veteran, and his mother was a teacher. His older brother, Doug, also served as a Representative from the 57th District.

Dudley Spade received his bachelor's degree in business and accounting from Eastern Michigan University. Spade spent 25 years as a child and family advocate, including 17 years as the controller of the Boysville of Michigan, a facility for troubled youth.Spade lives in Tipton with his wife Nancy. They have three children. He belongs to the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh, where Dudley formerly served as a deacon.

Previous offices held

Rep. Hammel was a Genesee County commissioner for nine years. He served as chair for seven years. He also served as a Mount Morris Township Trustee for four years.

Political campaign history

On November 4, 2008, Dudley Spade was re-elected for his third term with 68% of the vote.

Voting record

He is noted for introducing legislation to ban the sale of Marijuana-Flavored Candy in Michigan and amending the state's Deaf-Interpreter Act. Spade sits on the Appropriations Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Human Services. He is also Chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

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.
  • 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.

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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Spade was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Dudley Spade ran for District 57 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Emma Jenkins.[1]

Dudley Spade raised $82,015 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dudley Spade (D) 29,128
Emma Jenkins (R) 13,753

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Dudley Spade collected $82,015 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $3,300
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates $3,050
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 $2,550
Michigan Association of CPAs $2,500
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Dudley Spade
N991 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-1706
dspade@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 57
2005–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Nancy Jenkins