Gino Polidori

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Gino Polidori
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Michigan House of Representatives District 15
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Gino Polidori was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 15th District from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Polidori attended Fordson High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University. He enlisted in the military in 1964. He served for two years. He was Dearborn's fire chief from 1974 through 1996. He is a current member and past president of the Dearborn Goodfellows, Italian American Fraternal Club, Dearborn Pioneers Club, the Fordson Varsity Alumni Club and the American Legion Post 364.

Previous offices held

He served on the Dearborn City Council from 1996-2004. He was first elected to the House in 2004, and was re-elected in 2006. He serves as the Chairman of the Military and Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security Committee in the House, and is a member of the Education Committee, the Government Operations Committee, and the Insurance Committee.

Political campaign history

  • 2006 campaign for State House
    • Gino Polidori (D), 76%
    • Abbas Ghasham (R), 24%
  • 2004 campaign for State House
    • Gino Polidori (D), 64%
    • Doug Thomas (R), 35%

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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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Polidori was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gino Polidori ran for District 15 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating J. Saionz.[1]

Gino Polidori raised $35,347 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gino Polidori (D) 28,606
J. Saionz (R) 8,292

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Gino Polidori collected $35,347 in donations.[3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $1,862
Michigan Petroleum Association $1,150
Michigan Education Association $1,025
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Gino Polidori
N694 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0847
ginopolidori@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 15
2005-2011
Succeeded by
George Darany