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Rep. Byrum is a Democratic member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from Ingham County, representing the 67th District in succession to her mother, House Minority Leader Dianne Byrum. Byrum is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness management and a law degree from the MSU College of Law. She lives in Onondaga with her husband Brad Delaney and their son Blake.
 
Rep. Byrum is a Democratic member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from Ingham County, representing the 67th District in succession to her mother, House Minority Leader Dianne Byrum. Byrum is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness management and a law degree from the MSU College of Law. She lives in Onondaga with her husband Brad Delaney and their son Blake.
  
==Previous offices held==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrum has been appointed to these committees:
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* [[Redistricting and Elections, Michigan House of Representatives|Redistricting and Elections]], Vice Chair
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* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
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* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
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* [[Transportation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Transportation]] Member
  
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Byrum served on these committees:
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* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
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* [[Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Education]]
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* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
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* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
  
==Political campaign history==
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==Issues==
 
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===Voting record===
==Voting record==
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*List of all of Barbara Byrum’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10920&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
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*List of Barbara Byrum’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10920&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 63 missed roll-call votes]
===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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====Key votes of 2009-2010====
 
*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
 
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
 
* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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 Barbara Byrum’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2007&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10920&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of Barbara Byrum’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10920&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 63 missed roll-call votes]
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrum has been appointed to these committees:
 
* [[Redistricting and Elections, Michigan House of Representatives|Redistricting and Elections]], Vice Chair
 
* [[Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Regulatory Reform]]
 
* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
 
* [[Transportation Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Transportation]] Member
 
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Byrum served on these committees:
 
* [[Commerce Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Commerce]]
 
* [[Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Education]]
 
* [[Health Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Health Policy]]
 
* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Byrum,+Barb%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Byrum received $181,150 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Byrum received $181,150 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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==Campaign contributions==
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Byrum,+Barb%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
 
 
===Contact===
 
Rep. Barbara Byrum<br>
 
S1086 House Office Building<br>
 
P.O. Box 30014<br>
 
Lansing, MI 48909-7514<br>
 
(517) 373-0587<br>
 
barbbyrum@house.mi.gov<br>
 
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Controversies==
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===Silenced after abortion debate===
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Byrum and fellow Democratic state Rep. [[Lisa Brown, Michigan Representative|Lisa Brown]] found themselves prohibited from speaking on the House floor during the last day of the 2012 session over comments they made the previous day during debate over a package of abortion regulation bills. Voting against the measure, Brown told supporters of the bill, "I'm flattered you're all so interested in my vagina. But no means no." Meanwhile, Byrum was not allowed to speak on her amendment to regulate vasectomies.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20120615/NEWS06/206150329/A-controversy-is-born-after-2-Michigan-lawmakers-comments-in-abortion-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s ''Detroit Free Press,'' "A controversy is born after 2 Michigan lawmakers' comments in abortion debate," June 15, 2012]</ref>
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A spokesman for the Republican Party explained that Majority Floor Leader [[Jim Stamas]] (R) determined the comments violated the decorum of the House. In response, Brown asked at a press conference, "If I can't say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?"<ref>[http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120614/POLITICS02/206140467/1361/Lawmaker-barred-from-speaking-over--vagina--comment ''The Detroit News,'' "Lawmaker barred from speaking after 'vagina' comment," June 14, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 09:19, 15 June 2012

Barbara Byrum
Barb Byrum.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 67
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.Michigan State University
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Bryum Hardware
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Barbara Byrum is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 67 since January 1, 2007.

Rep. Byrum is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives from Ingham County, representing the 67th District in succession to her mother, House Minority Leader Dianne Byrum. Byrum is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness management and a law degree from the MSU College of Law. She lives in Onondaga with her husband Brad Delaney and their son Blake.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrum has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Byrum served on these committees:

Issues

Voting record

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.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Byrum ran for re-election to the District 67 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Jeff Oesterle in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 67 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Byrum (D) 17,823
Jeff Oesterle (R) 15,962

2008

On November 04, 2008, Barbara Byrum ran for District 67 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Mike Herter and Vince Dragonetti. [1]

Barbara Byrum raised $110,360 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 67
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Byrum (D) 30,717
Mike Herter (R) 16,800
Vince Dragonetti (L) 1,347

Campaign donors

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

2010

In 2010, Byrum received $181,150 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Byrum's campaign in 2010
Byrum, Barbara$10,085
Michigan House Democratic Fund$5,322
Hammel Leadership Fund$5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Michigan Education Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $181,150

2008

In 2008 Barbara Byrum collected $110,360 in donations. [4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 $5,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $5,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,844
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers $4,000

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Controversies

Silenced after abortion debate

Byrum and fellow Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown found themselves prohibited from speaking on the House floor during the last day of the 2012 session over comments they made the previous day during debate over a package of abortion regulation bills. Voting against the measure, Brown told supporters of the bill, "I'm flattered you're all so interested in my vagina. But no means no." Meanwhile, Byrum was not allowed to speak on her amendment to regulate vasectomies.[5]

A spokesman for the Republican Party explained that Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R) determined the comments violated the decorum of the House. In response, Brown asked at a press conference, "If I can't say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?"[6]

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