Martha G. Scott

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Martha Scott
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Michigan Senate District 2
Former member
Term in office began
2001
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Martha Scott was a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate since 2001. Due to Michigan term limits, Senator Scott did not run for re-election in the Michigan State Senate elections of 2010. [1]

Scott had a large amount of legislative experience before becoming a part of the Michigan Senate. Scott first served on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners from 1977 to 1979. In 1984, Scott was elected to the Highland Park City Council and also served as President on the Council until 1987. Later that year, Scott was elected Mayor of the Detroit suburb of Highland Park. Scott served as the Mayor until 1994 before she was elected that year to the Michigan House of Representatives. Scott served in the Michigan House until she ran for the Michigan Senate 2000 and won. Scott served as the Assistant Minority Whip for the Democrats while in the Senate.

Scott graduated with her Associate's degree from Highland Park Junior College in 1954 and was employed by Michigan Bell now AT&T Michigan from 1960 to 1986.

Previously she was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1994 through 2001.

Committee assignments

Scott served on these committees:

District 2

Scott represented Michigan Senate District 2. District 2 includes the Inner City Detroit neighborhoods and the suburbs of Hamafrack and Highland Park[3].

Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Scott ran for District 2 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Michael Hoehn.[4]

Scott raised $123,085 for her campaign.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 2
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Martha Scott (D) 47,223
Michael Hoehn (R) 17,105

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Martha Scott collected $123,085 in donations.[6]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Genesee Victory Fund $6,000
Michigan Women's Campaign Fund $6,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $6,000
Michigan Auto Workers $5,420

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.

Personal

Scott is divorced with two children and resides in Highland Park, Michigan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 2
2001– January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Bert Johnson