Marie Donigan

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Marie Donigan
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Michigan House of Representatives District 26
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Marie Donigan was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 26th District from 2005 to January 1, 2011.

Donigan was born in Royal Oak and attended Dondero High School. She earned a B.S. from Western Michigan University and a M.S. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is married to Kevin McLogan, who is Secretary of the Royal Oak School Board.[1]

Previous offices held

Donigan was elected to the Royal Oak City Commission in 1997, and served until 2004, when she resigned in order to serve as State Representative.

She defeated Republican City Commissioner Carlo P. Ginotti.

She was re-elected in 2006, defeating Republican Kevin Konczal.

Political campaign history

  • 2006 election for State House
    • Marie Donigan (D), 62%
    • Kevin Konczal (R), 35%
    • James Young (Libertarian), 3%
  • 2004 election for State House
    • Marie Donigan (D), 52.08%
    • Carlo Ginotti (R), 47.91%

Voting record

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.
  • 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

2008

On November 4, 2008, Marie Donigan ran for District 26 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Michael Goodman and James Young.[2]

Marie Donigan raised $65,950 for her campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marie Donigan (D) 28,003
Michael Goodman (R) 15,471
James Young (L) 1,885

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Marie Donigan collected $65,950 in donations.[4]

Her four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Granholm Leadership Fund $10,000
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $5,000
Michigan Health & Hospital Association $3,150
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $3,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Marie Donigan
N0790 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-3818
mariedonigan@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 26
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Jim Townsend