Andy Dillon

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 15:42, 4 November 2013 by Maresa Strano (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
The information about this individual is current as of when they left office. See anything that needs updating? Send a correction to our editors
Andy Dillon
Andy Dillon.jpg
Michigan Treasurer
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
Term ends
Nov. 1, 2013
PredecessorRobert J. Kleine
Base salary$174,204
Elections and appointments
Appointed byGov. Rick Snyder
Campaign $$2,576,420
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame
J.D.University of Notre Dame
Office website
Andy Dillon is the former Michigan Treasurer. He was appointed to the position in 2011 by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and announced his resignation on Oct. 10, 2013.[1] His resignation took effect on Nov. 1, at which time his appointed successor, Kevin Clinton, assumed te office[2]

Dillon previously served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 16th District from 2005 to January 1, 2011.


Dillon worked in the private sector with Wynnchurch Capital, GE Capital and WR Grace. He also practiced law for 7 years, prior to his entrance into public service. Dillon worked in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey as an administrative assistant.[3] There was an attempt to recall Andy Dillon in 2008. The recall failed at the ballot.[4]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Norte Dame
  • Juris doctorate degree, University of Notre Dame[3]

Political Career

Michigan Treasurer (2011 - 2013)

Dillon served as Michigan Treasurer from his appointment in 2011 until his resignation in October 2013.[5] During his term in office, Dillon worked to promote legislation that would ensure municipalities and schools have the tools to provide the services that citizens require. He worked to develop the Municipal Services Authority to act as a mechanism for local entities to share best-practices.[6]

Michigan State Representative (1994 - 2010)

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.[7][4]

Voting record details

Key votes of 2009-2010
  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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.
  • 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



Dillon was appointed Michigan Treasurer by Gov. Rick Snyder and sworn in January 1, 2011.[5]


See also: Michigan gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Dillon was not eligible for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives due to Michigan's term limits. Instead, he ran for governor, but lost in the Democratic primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Democrat Primary[8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Virg Bernero (D) 58.5%
Andy Dillon (D) 41.5%
Total votes 528,119


On November 04, 2008, Andy Dillon ran for District 17 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Sandra Eggers. [9]

Andy Dillon raised $433,206 for his campaign.[10]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Dillon is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Dillon raised a total of $2,576,420 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[11]

Andy Dillon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Governor of Michigan Defeated $1,959,176
2008 Michigan State House District 17 Won $433,206
2006 Michigan State House District 17 Won $61,078
2004 Michigan State House District 17 Won $122,960
Grand Total Raised $2,576,420


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Andy Dillon's donors each year.[12] Click [show] for more information.

Recent news

Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Andy + Dillon + Michigan + Treasurer"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Andy Dillon News Feed

  • Loading...


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

See also

External links

Suggest a link

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from May 25, 2010.


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert J. Kleine
Michigan State Treasurer
2011 - 2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Clinton
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives District 17
2005 - 2011
Succeeded by
Bob Constan