John Gleason, Michigan Senator

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John Gleason
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Michigan State Senate District 27
Former officeholder
In office
2007 - December 31, 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 – 2006
Genesee County Commissioner
1995 – 2002
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Gleason is a former Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 27 from 2007 to 2012. He served as Assistant Minority Caucus Leader. He resigned his senate seat following his election as Genesee County Clerk on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

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.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gleason served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gleason served on these committees:

District 27

Gleason represented Michigan Senate District 27. District 27 includes the Greater Flint Area[4].

Issues

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.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Gleason won re-election to the 27th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Vernon Molnar and Libertarian Pat Clawson in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 27 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Gleason (D) 51,666
Vernon Molnar (R) 23,920
Pat Clawson (R) 2,168

2006

On November 7, 2006, Gleason ran for District 27 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Bob Longlois.[5]

Gleason raised $176,583 for his campaign.[6]

Michigan State Senate, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Gleason (D) 71,402
Bob Longlois (R) 22,804

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Gleason received $141,796 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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
DTE Energy$3,900
Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association$3,850
Total Raised in 2010 $141,796

2006

In 2006 John Gleason collected $176,583 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
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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Scorecards

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.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Gleason received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]

Personal

John is married to Nancy Gleason. They have two children and reside in Flushing, Michigan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 27
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Jim Ananich (D)