Andy Dillon

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Andy Dillon
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Michigan State Representative District 17
Incumbent
Assumed office
2004
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democratic
Website Dillon on Michigan Votes
Andy Dillon (born 1962) of Redford Township is the current state representative for the 17th District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his second term. His district is located in Wayne County and includes Redford Township, the northern portion of Dearborn Heights, and the Eastern portion of Livonia. He has served as Speaker of the House since 2007.

Rep. Dillon graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in accounting and law. Following his studies, Speaker Dillon worked in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey. There was an attempt to recall Andy Dillon in 2008. The recall failed at the ballot.

Previous offices held

Dillon was first elected to the State House in 2004 in a special election to fill a vacancy. He was easily re-elected in 2006, and his Democratic colleagues chose him to be the 70th Speaker of the House in their first year in the majority since the 1990s. He survived a recall election and was re-elected in 2008.

Voting record details

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.


Committee assignments, 2009-2010

Campaign contributions


Elections

2008

On November 04, 2008, Andy Dillon ran for District 17 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Sandra Eggers. [1]

Andy Dillon raised $433,206 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Dillon (D) 27,864
Sandra Eggers (R) 14,311

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Andy Dillon collected $433,206 in donations. [3]

His six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Democratic Party $83,139
Michigan Association of Realtors $30,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $15,500
Michigan Health & Hospital Association $11,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $10,000
Granholm Leadership Fund $10,000

Family

Dillon and his wife, Carol, are the parents of four children, Matt, Jack, Austin and Teagan.

Contact

Rep. Andy Dillon
Room 166, Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0857
andydillon@house.mi.gov

See also

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 17
2004–present
Succeeded by
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