|Michigan House of Representatives District 62|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Minority Floor Leader, Michigan State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Commissioner, Calhoun County|
Rep. Segal is a graduate of Kalamazoo College, where she received a bachelor's degree in sociology, with a concentration in public policy and urban affairs. She lives in Battle Creek with her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Elise.
Segal's website highlights the following campaign themes:
The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy (MYCA)
- Excerpt:"While Kate and her team won the last fight to preserve this outstanding program, another tough budget year awaits us. It will take continued leadership in Lansing to ensure that the MYCA can move forward with its work offering the troubled youths of our community an opportunity to become productive citizens."
Saving jobs and encouraging growth in Calhoun County
- Excerpt:"Kate knows that the government does not create jobs. However, she believes we can create an environment that supports businesses and entrepreneurship through strong leadership and sound policy decisions."
Doing More with Less in State Government
- Excerpt:"In Kate’s second term as your state representative, she will oppose cuts that threaten good programs and with them our state’s recovery."
Strong Schools and High Quality Education
- Excerpt:"In light of budget cuts, Kate will ensure the efficient allocation of education dollars. Kate knows that we will only have a strong Michigan when we provide our children with the education they need to thrive."
Previous offices held
Prior to being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, Segal served on the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners from 2002 to 2008, serving as chairwoman in her final term.
Political campaign history
- 2008 General Election for State Representative - Michigan's 62nd District
- Kate Segal (D), 62%
- Greg Moore (R), 38%
- 2008 Primary Election for State Representative - Michigan's 62nd District
- Kate Segal (D), 68%
- Tim Nendorf (D), 32%
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 Kate Segal’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 Kate Segal’s 2 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Segal served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Health Policy|
|• Insurance, Vice-chair|
|• Michigan Competitiveness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Segal served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Policy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Segal served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Policy|
|• New Economy and Quality of Life|
|• Urban Policy|
Segal won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 62. She was unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Mark Behnke (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kate Segal Incumbent||57.7%||21,129|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 62 General election (2010)|
|Kate Segal (D)'||14,188|
|Steven Mobley (R)||11,719|
Kate Segal raised $178,049 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 62|
|Kate Segal (D)||25,029|
|Gregory Moore (R)||15,426|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Segal received $183,238 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kate Segal's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan House Democratic Fund||$53,463|
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,750|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$4,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$183,238|
In 2008 Kate Segal collected $178,049 in donations. 
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|Progressive Womens Alliance||$5,000|
|Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$5,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Kate Segal
N0996 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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- Michigan House GOP propose bill to expand Medicaid with 4-year coverage limit - The Detroit News
- Michigan House: Jase Bolger, Tim Greimel say they are putting committee ... - MLive.com
- Michigan bill: Perfect attendance OK if religious absence - The Detroit News
- Is no-fault auto insurance reform good for Michigan? - WZZM
- Early education gets words of encouragement - Battle Creek Enquirer
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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
Kate Segal received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Kate Segal's personal website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Kate Segal official government website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Kate Segal
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Kate Segal on Twitter
- ↑ "katesegal," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Segal's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Kate Segal
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
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