|Michigan House of Representatives District 89|
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| Current term ends|
Rep. Meekhof was born November 28, 1959 in Grand Haven (North Ottawa) Hospital and was adopted April 8, 1960, by Sidney and Ethel Meekhof. He is the oldest of four adopted children. Meekhof attended Allendale Christian Jr. High School and graduated from Allendale Public High School in 1978. He also attended Davenport College.
Arlan married his high school sweetheart Barb DeJonge on May 1, 1981. They have three children, Adrian, Rich, and Meredith.
Previous offices held
He was elected to the Olive Township Board of Trustees in 1996, where he has served as a trustee and most recently as the supervisor.
Political campaign history
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 Arlan Meekhof’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 Arlan Meekhof’s 25 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
- Tax Policy
- Great Lakes and Environment (Minority Vice Chair)
- Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs
Arlan Meekhof raised $48,299 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 89|
|Arlan Meekhof (R)||28,931|
|Timothy Winslow (D)||16,536|
|Terry Ashcraft (L)||2,117|
In 2008 Arlan Meekhof collected $48,299 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,950|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,150|
|Gaffney Leadership Fund, Ed.||$2,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,350|
|Telecom Association of Michigan PAC||$1,150|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Arlan Meekhof
N-1193 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
- Michigan House Republicans - Arlan Meekhof
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