|Michigan House of Representatives District 75|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
Dillon previously served as the Kent County Commissioner, voting against every tax increase and opposing a fee increase for basic services.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dillon served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dillon served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 75, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Brandon Dillon Incumbent||75.8%||23,593|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 75 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Brandon Dillon Incumbent||82.8%||2,721|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 75 General election (2010)|
|Brandon Dillon (D)||13,682|
|Bing Goei (R)||13,020|
|Larry DeLeon (L)||463|
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.
|Brandon Dillon's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 75||$84,667|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 75||$296,810|
|Grand Total Raised||$381,477|
2012Dillon 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|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,341|
|Total Raised in 2012||$84,667|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Dillon won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dillon raised a total of $296,810.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brandon Dillon's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan House Democratic Fund||$167,051|
|Brandon Dillon For County Commission||$9,683|
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$296,810|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In early September 2011, a recall petition was being circulated against Dillon for his vote against a bill that would have shortened unemployment benefits. 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.”
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.
Recall supporters had 90 days to collect 6,845 signatures from within the district in order to get the recall on the ballot.
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
Brandon Dillon received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Dillon has two children.
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- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Dillon, Brandon." Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- MLive, "State Rep. Brandon Dillon says recall petition is a GOP effort to 'distract' Democratic lawmakers," September 13, 2011
- MLive, "Kent County Elections Board approves recall petition language targeting State Rep. Brand Dillon," September 27, 2011
- MLive, "State Rep. Brandon Dillon looks forward to 'normal' re-election campaign after GOP drops recall threat," November 22, 2011
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
Robert Dean (D)
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