Ellen Lipton

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Ellen Lipton
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 27
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sWilliams College
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ellen Cogen Lipton is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 27. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Lipton was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 11 of the Michigan State Senate.

Lipton has served on a number of boards in the community, including the State Board of Accountancy as the public representative, a position she was appointed to by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Biography

Lipton earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Williams College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Her professional experience includes working as a patent attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lipton served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Education, Vice-chair
Insurance
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lipton served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lipton served on the following committees:

Issues

Voting record

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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Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Vincent Gregory defeated Vicki Barnett and Ellen Lipton in the Democratic primary. Boris Tuman was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lipton won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 27. She defeated Andrew Robert Cissell in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Ezra Drissman (R) and John Wierzbicki (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Lipton Incumbent 75.6% 34,389
     Republican Ezra Drissman 20.3% 9,253
     Libertarian John Wierzbicki 4% 1,841
Total Votes 45,483
Michigan House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Lipton Incumbent 83.7% 9,465
Andrew Cissell 16.3% 1,848
Total Votes 11,313

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lipton won re-election to the District 27 seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Michelangelo Fortuna III in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 27 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Lipton (D) 19,245
Michelangelo Fortuna III (R) 8,293
John Skosnik (L) 951

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lipton ran for District 27 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating David Micola and Shelly Bane.[6]

Lipton raised $102,698 for her campaign.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Lipton (D) 31,758
David Micola (R) 10,099
Shelly Bane (L) 1,215

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lipton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lipton raised a total of $156,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[8]

Ellen Lipton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 27 Won $18,595
2010 Michigan State House, District 27 Won $35,375
2008 Michigan State House, District 27 Won $102,698
Grand Total Raised $156,668

2012

Lipton won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $18,595.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ellen Lipton's campaign in 2012
Lipton, Ellen Cogen$1,985
Michigan Education Association$1,150
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$1,000
Michigan Credit Union League$750
Michigan Physical Therapy Association$700
Total Raised in 2012$18,595
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lipton won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $35,375.

2008

Lipton won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $102,698.

Scorecards

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Ellen Lipton received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Personal

Lipton and her husband, Marc, have two children.

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