Martin Griffin

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Martin Griffin
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Michigan House of Representatives District 64
Former member
Term in office began
2007
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Martin Griffin was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 64 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Griffin was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Lumen Christi High School and the University of Michigan.

Previous offices held

Rep. Griffin served as mayor of Jackson from 1995 - 2006. He also served for 12 years as a staff member in the Michigan Legislature and five years with Congressman Carl Pursell at the federal level.

Political campaign history

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

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Griffin ran for re-election to the District 64 seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Earl Poleski in the general election on November 2, 2010.[1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 64 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Earl Poleski (R) 15,649
Martin Griffin (D) 10,777

2008

On November 4, 2008, Martin Griffin ran for District 64 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Leland Prebble.[3]

Martin Griffin raised $128,189 for her campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 64
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martin Griffin (D) 24,260
Leland Prebble (R) 14,454

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Martin Griffin collected $128,189 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Association of Realtors $10,400
Dillon Leadership Fund $7,500
Kathy Angerer Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Martin Griffin
N0998 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-1795
martingriffin@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 64
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Earl Poleski