|Michigan House of Representatives District 37|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Mayor of Farmington Hills|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1981|
|Master's||University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1991|
|Profession||Investment Consultant, LPL Financial|
She was born to a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan. She received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1983, and later received her Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1991, also from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has worked as an investment consultant at LPL Financial in Farmington Hills since 1999, and is a licensed accident, life, and health insurance agent. Barnett married her husband, attorney Mark Steckloff, in 1982, and together they have two children, Samantha and Jordan.
Barnett's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Revitalizing our Economy by attracting new businesses in emerging industries to Michigan"
- Excerpt:"Ensuring all Michigan Students have access to a world class education"
- Excerpt:"Ensuring local communities ability to provide essential services, such as police and fire protection"
Previous offices held
Barnett was elected as a Democrat the Farminton Hills City Council in 1995. She served in this position until 2003, when she was elected mayor. She served as the cities mayor until 2007. In 2008, she announced her intention to run for the 37th State House seat, which was left open by the retirement of Democrat Aldo Vagnozzi, who could not run for re-election due to term limits. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary, but faced Republican Paul Welday in the General Election. Welday was the chief of staff to former Republican Congressman Joe Knollenberg, and the election was generally thought to be competitive. However, Barnett's popularity as mayor, as well as the coattails of then-candidate Barack Obama led Barnett to an easy 60%-40% victory over Welday.
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
- List of all of Vicki Barnett’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 Vicki Barnett’s 0 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barnett served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Tax Policy, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barnett served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations, Vice-chair|
|• Tax Policy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barnett served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
|• Tax Policy|
|• Urban Policy|
Barnett won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 37. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Bruce Lilley (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Vicki Barnett Incumbent||61.7%||29,554|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 37 General election (2010)|
|Vicki Barnett (D)||20,750|
|Christopher Atallah (R)||12,633|
Vicki Barnett raised $134,155 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 37|
|Vicki Barnett (D)||28,575|
|Paul Welday (R)||18,954|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Barnett received $76,182 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Vicki Barnett's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Education Association||$4,950|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$3,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$2,500|
|Vicki Barnett Mayoral Comm||$2,223|
|Total Raised in 2010||$76,182|
In 2008 Vicki Barnett collected $134,155 in donations. 
Her eight largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Operation Engineers Local 324||$5,100|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Dillion Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Impement Workers of America||$5,000|
|Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$5,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 58||$5,000|
|Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan||$5,000|
|Granholm Leadership Fund||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Vicki Barnett
S0886 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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
Vicki Barnett received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Dems introduce new gun bills in Michigan House - Lansing State Journal
- Dems pound pavement for women's health - Hometownlife.com
- Emergency Contraception, Breast Health a Priority for Barnett, Other House ... - Patch.com
- Rep. Jim Townsend Introduces Gun Safety Legislation - Patch.com
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Vicki Barnett
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Vicki Barnett
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Vicki Barnett on Facebook
- Vicki Barnett on YouTube
- ↑ "electvickibarnett," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Barnett's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Vicki Barnett
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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