|Michigan House of Representatives, District 76|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
Brinks' professional experience includes working as a caseworker for a non-profit employee support organization.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brinks served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Health Policy|
|• Tourism and Outdoor Recreation|
|• Workforce and Talent Development, Minority Vice Chair|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brinks served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Health Policy|
Brinks's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Educating our Children
- Excerpt: "Money won’t solve every problem facing our schools, but I will fight to prioritize our real needs and restore the funding that was taken away from critical areas so that our children have the resources they need to do well in school"
Creating New Jobs
- Excerpt: "I will work with small businesses and fight for policies that will help them grow and create jobs. Our small businesses are important to our local economies and deserve as much consideration as we give to large corporations."
Making Government Work for Us
- Excerpt: "There’s no doubt that times are tough for families all across the state these days, which is why it’s more important than ever that we make every dollar work in the best interest of taxpayers. Government should be transparent and the citizens have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent."
Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Winnie Brinks was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Donijo DeJonge defeated Keith Allard and Stan Milanowski in the Republican primary. Brinks defeated DeJonge and William Mohr (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 76 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Winnie Brinks Incumbent||52.1%||15,804|
|U.S. Taxpayers||William Mohr||2.3%||689|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 76 Republican Primary, 2014|
Brinks won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 76. She had to receive a minimum of 1,000 votes in the primary on August 7 to get on the general election ballot in November, and she far surpassed that number, amassing more than 2,500. She defeated incumbent Roy Schmidt (R), Bing Goei (R), Patricia M. Steinport (L), William Mohr (I) and Keith Allard (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Schmidt and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger became engulfed by controversy in July 2012 as a result of Schimdt's decision to become a Republican. Brinks has stated of her recruitment, "I know this is going to be a tremendous challenge. I'm not a politician. I've never run for office before. All I can do is pledge to you that I will do all I possibly can to win this race. I promise that I will restore honesty and integrity to this seat and I will represent you in the way that you expect and deserve."
Comprehensive donor information for Brinks is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brinks raised a total of $125,104 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.
|Winnie Brinks's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 76||$125,104|
|Grand Total Raised||$125,104|
2012Brinks won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brinks raised a total of $125,104.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Winnie Brinks's campaign in 2012|
|Dillon Majority Fund||$5,000|
|United Food & Commercial Workers International Union||$5,000|
|Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$125,104|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Brinks is married with three children.
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- Wood TV8 "Brinks begins Schmidt seat write-in," accessed July 23, 2012
- "winniebrinks," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- mlive.com, "Democrats: Winnie Brinks will be on November ballot in 76th District," accessed August 8, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Brinks, Winnie," accessed June 12, 2013
Roy Schmidt (R)
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