John Gleason, Michigan Senator
|Michigan State Senate District 27|
|2007 - December 31, 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2002 – 2006|
|Genesee County Commissioner|
|1995 – 2002|
Gleason served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006 and also served on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners from 1996 to 2002.
Gleason graduated from Mott Community College with his Associate's Degree and attended Northern Michigan. Gleason is a skilled tradesperson when the Legislature is not in session.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gleason served on these committees:
- Agriculture, Vice Chair
- Health Policy
- Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Vice Chair
- Transportation, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gleason served on these committees:
- Agriculture and Bioeconomy (Minority Vice Chair)
- Health Policy
- Local, Urban and State Affairs (Minority Vice Chair)
- Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
Gleason represented Michigan Senate District 27. District 27 includes the Greater Flint Area.
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.
- 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.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- 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.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
|Michigan State Senate, District 27 General election (2010)|
|John Gleason (D)||51,666|
|Vernon Molnar (R)||23,920|
|Pat Clawson (R)||2,168|
Gleason raised $176,583 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 27|
|John Gleason (D)||71,402|
|Bob Longlois (R)||22,804|
In 2010, Gleason received $141,796 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Michigan State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Gleason, Michigan Senator's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Education Association||$4,275|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$4,100|
|Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters||$3,900|
|Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association||$3,850|
|Total Raised in 2010||$141,796|
In 2006 John Gleason collected $176,583 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Michigan Auto Workers Region V||$10,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$8,600|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$4,500|
|Michigan Bankers Association||$3,300|
|Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$3,300|
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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
John Gleason received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
John is married to Nancy Gleason. They have two children and reside in Flushing, Michigan.
- Official Michigan State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Senator Gleason's facebook
- San Francisco Chronicle, "Special election needed to fill state senate seat," November 9, 2012
- WKZO, "Special Michigan Senate election scheduled," January 10, 2013
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- [--- Michigan Secretary of State, "Election Results - General Election - November 07, 2006," accessed May 30, 2014]
- Follow the Money's report on Gleason's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed December 31, 2014
- 2006 contributors to John Gleason
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
|Michigan State Senate District 27
| Succeeded by|
Jim Ananich (D)