|Michigan House of Representatives District 67|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Michigan State University|
|J.D.||Michigan State University|
|Profession||Owner, Bryum Hardware|
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- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Controversies
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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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Byrum served on these committees:
- Redistricting and Elections, Vice Chair
- Regulatory Reform
- Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules
- Transportation Member
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Byrum served on these committees:
- List of all of Barbara Byrum’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 Barbara Byrum’s 63 missed roll-call votes
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 67 General election (2010)|
|Barbara Byrum (D)||17,823|
|Jeff Oesterle (R)||15,962|
Barbara Byrum raised $110,360 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 67|
|Barbara Byrum (D)||30,717|
|Mike Herter (R)||16,800|
|Vince Dragonetti (L)||1,347|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
In 2010, Byrum received $181,150 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Barbara Byrum's campaign in 2010|
|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|
In 2008 Barbara Byrum collected $110,360 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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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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.
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?"
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
Barbara Byrum received an 8% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Barb Byrum's campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Barbara Byrum official government website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Barbara Byrum
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Barb Byrum on Facebook
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Byrum's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributors to Barbara Byrum
- Detroit Free Press, "A controversy is born after 2 Michigan lawmakers' comments in abortion debate," June 15, 2012
- The Detroit News, "Lawmaker barred from speaking after 'vagina' comment," June 14, 2012
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
|Michigan House of Representatives District 67
2007 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Tom Cochran (D)
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