Kim Meltzer

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Kim Meltzer
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Michigan House of Representatives District 33
Former member
Term in office began
2007
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Republican
Profession Small Business Owner
Kim Meltzer was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District from 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Meltzer graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor's degree in political science, and has continued educational certifications from Michigan State University in urban and rural planning. She has been married to Clarence Meltzer for 20 years and has three children.

Previous offices held

Meltzer served on the Clinton Township Board from 2000 to 2004.

Political campaign history

In 2010 Meltzer chose to not file for re-election to a final term in the Michigan House, instead entering a three-way Republican primary for an open state Senate seat.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

The votes below were the subjects of articles in Michigan Capitol Confidential, published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank. They tend to be ones in which there was a divided Republican or Democratic caucus, rather than unanimous or party line votes, on the theory that divided votes show where the ideological or political fault lines lie within the caucuses. The links are to the relevant articles.

  • 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

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Meltzer did not run for re-election in 2010.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kim Meltzer ran for District 33 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Andrew Prasiloski.[1]

Kim Meltzer raised $100,159 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 33
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Meltzer (R) 32,923
Andrew Prasiloski (D) 22,765

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Kim Meltzer collected $100,159 in donations.[3]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Cox 5200 Club $5,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $4,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,650
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $2,300

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Kim Meltzer
N-797 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0820
kimmeltzer@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 33
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Ken Goike