|Michigan House of Representatives District 44|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Associate's||University of Detroit, 1974|
Kowall attended Wayne State University from 1970 to 1972; the University of Detroit from 1972 to 1974, where she obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene. Eileen Kowall has been married to Michael Kowall for 35 years. They have two children: Marissa and her husband Tom, and Stephanie. They have one granddaughter, Madeline.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kowall served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kowall served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy and Technology|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kowall served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Tax Policy|
|• Banking and Financial Services|
Key votes of 2009-2010
- Click below to see how this representative voted.
- 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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Eileen Kowall’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Eileen Kowall’s 2 missed roll-call votes
Kowall won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 44. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Tom Crawford (D) and Scott Poquette (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Eileen Kowall Incumbent||62.8%||29,772|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 General election (2010)|
|Eileen Kowall (R)||25,714|
|Phil Fabrizio (D)||9,395|
|Thomas Johnson (L)||1,355|
Eileen Kowall raised $119,048 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 44|
|Eileen Kowall (R)||33,266|
|Mark Venie (D)||16,683|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Kowall received $66,482 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Eileen Kowall's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,489|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$1,900|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$66,482|
In 2008 Eileen Kowall collected $119,048 in donations. 
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Been & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$5,000|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,150|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Eileen Kowall
N-893 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Eileen Kowall received a 76% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Bad for business: Internet sales tax legislation - Houghton Lake resorter
- Legislature debates bills to enforce sales tax online - The Detroit News
- Michigan lawmakers target Internet sales taxes - MLive.com
- Mich. metals theft bill calls for more policing, registry - American Metal Market
- Michigan bill would make stores online charge 6% sales tax - Detroit Free Press
- To some, Patterson apology over Hitler analogy isn't enough - Oakland Press
- No-fault insurance reform short on House support - Crain's Detroit Business (blog)
- Driverless-car bill aims to smooth technology fast lane - Crain's Detroit Business
- GUEST EDITORIAL ? Let the experts manage Michigan's wildlife - HollandSentinel.com
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Eileen Kowall
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Eileen Kowall
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Eileen Kowall on Facebook
- ↑ Mitt Romney Campaign Website "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Michigan Speaker of The House Jase Bolger and Additional Members of The Michigan Legislature," September 19, 2011
- ↑ Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Kowall's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Eileen Kowall
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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