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  |Name = Brandon Dillon
 
  |Name = Brandon Dillon
 
  |Profile picture = Brandon Dillon.jpg
 
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 75
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 75
  |Status = Incumbent
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  |Status = Incumbent | votespotter=yes
  |Tenure = January 1, 2011-Present
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  |Tenure = January 1, 2011 - present
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
 
  |Assumed office = 2011
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  |Campaign website = http://www.brandondillon.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Brandon Dillon''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 75 since January 1, 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Brandon Dillon''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 75.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
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Dillon previously served on the Kent County Commission.
  
Dillon previously served as the Kent County Commissioner, voting against every tax increase and opposing a fee increase for basic services.
 
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillon served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillon served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{MI HD75 2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Dillon won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 75. He defeated [[Andrew J. Garlick]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Nathan Sneller]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Dillon won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 75. He defeated [[Andrew J. Garlick]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Nathan Sneller]] (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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{{Primary election box 2012
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
Dillon won election to the District 75 Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Bing Goei]] in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Dillon won election to the District 75 seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Bing Goei]] in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10PRI/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/10GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'', "State Representative," accessed March 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=143922 ''Follow the Money'', "Dillon, Brandon," accessed June 11, 2013]</ref>
 
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==Recall efforts==
 
::''See also: [[Brandon Dillon recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)]]
 
In early September 2011, a recall petition was being circulated against Dillon for his vote against a bill that would have shortened unemployment benefits.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/09/state_rep_brandon_dillon_says.html ''MLive,'' "State Rep. Brandon Dillon says recall petition is a GOP effort to 'distract' Democratic lawmakers," September 13, 2011]</ref> In a September 27 hearing before the Kent County Election Commission the recall language was approved by the commission by a 3-0 vote.
 
 
The claim made on the petition, that he voted against HB 4408, however, is false. Dillon voted for the bill but against amendments that would've reduced unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. The elections board concluded their role was to to determine if the language is clear, not if it is true. Panel Chairman and Kent County Probate Judge David Murkowski explained, “The standard to review a petition is lenient to very lenient. I don't know what we would do if we had a petition that said Mr. Dillon killed the Lindbergh baby. There isn't a standard of absurdity.”<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/09/kent_county_elections_board_ap.html ''MLive,'' "Kent County Elections Board approves recall petition language targeting State Rep. Brand Dillon," September 27, 2011] </ref>
 
 
Dillon appealed the ruling, but Kent County Circuit Judge George Buth upheld the decision of the commission. However, the GOP ended their efforts for a recall in November.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/11/state_rep_brandon_dillon_looki.html ''MLive,'' "State Rep. Brandon Dillon looks forward to 'normal' re-election campaign after GOP drops recall threat," November 22, 2011]</ref>
 
 
Recall supporters had 90 days to collect 6,845 signatures from within the district in order to get the recall on the ballot.
 
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
 
===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
===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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
 
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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012]</ref>
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
====January 2011 - March 2012====
 
'''Brandon Dillon''' received a '''14%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Brandon Dillon''' received a '''14%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Dillon has two children.
 
Dillon has two children.
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==Controversies==
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===Recall efforts===
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::''See also: [[Brandon Dillon recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)]]
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In early September 2011, a recall petition was being circulated against Dillon for his vote against a bill that would have shortened unemployment benefits.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/09/state_rep_brandon_dillon_says.html ''MLive,'' "State Rep. Brandon Dillon says recall petition is a GOP effort to 'distract' Democratic lawmakers," September 13, 2011]</ref> In a September 27 hearing before the Kent County Election Commission the recall language was approved by the commission by a 3-0 vote.
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The claim made on the petition, that he voted against HB 4408, however, is false. Dillon voted for the bill but against amendments that would've reduced unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. The elections board concluded their role was to to determine if the language is clear, not if it is true. Panel Chairman and Kent County Probate Judge David Murkowski explained, “The standard to review a petition is lenient to very lenient. I don't know what we would do if we had a petition that said Mr. Dillon killed the Lindbergh baby. There isn't a standard of absurdity.”<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/09/kent_county_elections_board_ap.html ''MLive,'' "Kent County Elections Board approves recall petition language targeting State Rep. Brand Dillon," September 27, 2011] </ref>
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Dillon appealed the ruling, but Kent County Circuit Judge George Buth upheld the decision of the commission. However, the GOP ended their efforts for a recall in November.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/11/state_rep_brandon_dillon_looki.html ''MLive,'' "State Rep. Brandon Dillon looks forward to 'normal' re-election campaign after GOP drops recall threat," November 22, 2011]</ref>
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Recall supporters had 90 days to collect 6,845 signatures from within the district in order to get the recall on the ballot.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Michigan State Legislature]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives]]
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*[[Michigan House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Michigan state legislative districts]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://075.housedems.com/ House website]
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*[http://075.housedems.com/ Office website]
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*[http://www.brandondillon.com/ Official campaign website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mi/legislators/MIL000113/brandon-dillon/ Profile from Open States]
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* [http://vote-mi.org/Intro.aspx?State=MI&Id=MIDillonBrandon Profile from Vote-USA]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=87799 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=87799 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=87799 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=87799 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Brandon Dillon
Brandon Dillon.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 75
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brandon Dillon is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 75. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Dillon previously served on the Kent County Commission.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dillon served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillon served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Brandon Dillon is unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Lohrstorfer is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dillon won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 75. He defeated Andrew J. Garlick in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Nathan Sneller (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 75, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Dillon Incumbent 75.8% 23,593
     Republican Nathan Sneller 24.2% 7,540
Total Votes 31,133
Michigan House of Representatives, District 75 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Dillon Incumbent 82.8% 2,721
Andrew Garlick 17.2% 564
Total Votes 3,285

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dillon won election to the District 75 seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Bing Goei in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 75 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brandon Dillon (D) 13,682
Bing Goei (R) 13,020
Larry DeLeon (L) 463

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dillon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dillon raised a total of $381,477 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[5]

Brandon Dillon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 75 Won $84,667
2010 Michigan State House, District 75 Won $296,810
Grand Total Raised $381,477

2012

Dillon won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dillon raised a total of $84,667.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandon Dillon's campaign in 2012
Michigan Education Association$6,300
Kent County Democratic Party$5,000
Grand Rapids Fire Fighters$3,750
DTE Energy$3,250
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,341
Total Raised in 2012$84,667
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dillon won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dillon raised a total of $296,810.

Scorecards

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Brandon Dillon received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Dillon has two children.

Controversies

Recall efforts

See also: Brandon Dillon recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

In early September 2011, a recall petition was being circulated against Dillon for his vote against a bill that would have shortened unemployment benefits.[7] In a September 27 hearing before the Kent County Election Commission the recall language was approved by the commission by a 3-0 vote.

The claim made on the petition, that he voted against HB 4408, however, is false. Dillon voted for the bill but against amendments that would've reduced unemployment benefits from 26 to 20 weeks. The elections board concluded their role was to to determine if the language is clear, not if it is true. Panel Chairman and Kent County Probate Judge David Murkowski explained, “The standard to review a petition is lenient to very lenient. I don't know what we would do if we had a petition that said Mr. Dillon killed the Lindbergh baby. There isn't a standard of absurdity.”[8]

Dillon appealed the ruling, but Kent County Circuit Judge George Buth upheld the decision of the commission. However, the GOP ended their efforts for a recall in November.[9]

Recall supporters had 90 days to collect 6,845 signatures from within the district in order to get the recall on the ballot.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Brandon + Dillon + Michigan + Legislature

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

Brandon Dillon News Feed

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See also

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Preceded by
Robert Dean (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 75
2011–present
Succeeded by
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