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|Position             = Michigan House of Representatives District 1
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|Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 1
|Status               = Candidate
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|Status = Representative
|Political party     = Democratic
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|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - Present
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|Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
}}{{tnr}}'''Brian Banks''' is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 1|District 1]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Brian Banks''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 1 since 2013.
  
 
Banks is an adjunct professor at Baker College and is on-staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.<ref name="bio">Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, May 23 2012</ref>
 
Banks is an adjunct professor at Baker College and is on-staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.<ref name="bio">Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, May 23 2012</ref>
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He received his JD from Michigan State University College of Law and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Wayne State University.<ref name="bio"/>
 
He received his JD from Michigan State University College of Law and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Wayne State University.<ref name="bio"/>
  
==Elections==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Banks' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://bankonbanks4staterep.com/ ''Brian Banks official campaign website,'' "About the Issues," accessed August 2, 2012]</ref> 
  
===2012===
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*'''Create accountability in education system'''
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Excerpt: "As an advocate for education, I will support our children so that they receive the skills and quality education that they need to compete for jobs. This will be done by ensuring accountability for all involved in the student’s learning process, fighting for affordable college tuition to ensure that every student that wants to, attend college, and fighting for an increase in the per pupil funding, as well as, the adequate funding needed to keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom to help our students succeed."
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*'''Create efficiencies in public safety'''
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Excerpt: "I will work to create efficiencies in public safety by fighting for the adequate funding needed to adequately staff the public safety departments, working on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don’t commit more crimes once they are released, and working with each public safety department to establish crime prevention workshops."
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*'''Create affordable health care and services to senior citizens'''
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Excerpt: "Many seniors are now forced to choose between everyday necessities or the high cost of healthcare while on a fixed income. I will work to repeal the Republican pension tax on senior’s retirement income, to partner with companies that will provide health care services for senior at a discounted rate, and fight for adequate funding for senior transportation."
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*'''Creating jobs'''
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Excerpt: "Two primary keys to ensuring a bright future for our community and region is to ensure that our residents receive both job training and the skills that lead to jobs. To help create jobs I will fight to end the attack on workers in our state and adamantly oppose any 'right to work' or other legislation that undermines our workforce in Michigan, and support small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and assist with getting our economy moving again."
  
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Banks served on the following committees:
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==Elections==
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Banks is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 1. He defeated [[Scott Benson]], [[Christopher Cavanagh]], [[Valerie Kindle]], and [[Gregory Robinson]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<reF>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'' "General Election Candidate List" Accessed September 11, 2012]</ref> The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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Banks won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 1. He defeated [[Scott Benson]], [[Christopher Cavanagh]], [[Valerie Kindle]], and [[Gregory Robinson]] in the August 7 Democratic primary<reF>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'' "General Election Candidate List" Accessed September 11, 2012]</ref> and defeated [[Dan Schulte]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/12GEN/08.HTM ''Michigan Secretary of State'' "General Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012]</ref>
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===Campaign Themes===
 
Banks describes the themes of his campaign on his official campaign website.<ref>[http://bankonbanks4staterep.com/ ''Brian Banks official campaign website,'' "About the Issues," accessed August 2, 2012]</ref> 
 
 
*'''Create accountability in education system'''
 
Excerpt: "As an advocate for education, I will support our children so that they receive the skills and quality education that they need to compete for jobs. This will be done by ensuring accountability for all involved in the student’s learning process, fighting for affordable college tuition to ensure that every student that wants to, attend college, and fighting for an increase in the per pupil funding, as well as, the adequate funding needed to keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom to help our students succeed."
 
 
*'''Create efficiencies in public safety'''
 
Excerpt: "I will work to create efficiencies in public safety by fighting for the adequate funding needed to adequately staff the public safety departments, working on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don’t commit more crimes once they are released, and working with each public safety department to establish crime prevention workshops."
 
 
*'''Create affordable health care and services to senior citizens'''
 
Excerpt: "Many seniors are now forced to choose between everyday necessities or the high cost of healthcare while on a fixed income. I will work to repeal the Republican pension tax on senior’s retirement income, to partner with companies that will provide health care services for senior at a discounted rate, and fight for adequate funding for senior transportation."
 
 
*'''Creating jobs'''
 
Excerpt: "Two primary keys to ensuring a bright future for our community and region is to ensure that our residents receive both job training and the skills that lead to jobs. To help create jobs I will fight to end the attack on workers in our state and adamantly oppose any 'right to work' or other legislation that undermines our workforce in Michigan, and support small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and assist with getting our economy moving again."
 
 
*'''Reducing Foreclosures'''
 
Excerpt: "I will create programs that reduce foreclosures by collaborating and working with mortgage companies to modify loans and working with mortgagees to retain homeownership and working with local real estate brokers to establish programs that help homeowners retain homeownership."
 
 
*'''Safe and vibrant communities'''
 
Excerpt: "I will fight to return our communities to the safe and vibrant communities that once existed by working with local officials to establish after school recreation centers for our youth that will provide    tutoring, positive character building, and extra curriculum activities in a safe environment, cultivating a community wide commitment to youth development, working with local neighborhood block clubs and local authorities to establish crime prevention programs, and working with lawmakers to restore funding for vital human services."
 
 
*'''Return state revenue dollars'''
 
Excerpt: "One key to ensuring that our communities and local government function at their full potential is to make sure that they receive the proper funding that’s due them by way of returning state revenue dollars. I will fight for prompt return of all dollars owed to our local municipalities."
 
  
 
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Revision as of 13:47, 10 May 2013

Brian Banks
Brian Banks.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
Representative
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
High schoolLutheran High School East '93, Denby Tech / Preparatory High School '93
Bachelor'sWayne State University
Master'sWayne State University
J.D.Michigan State University College of Law
Personal
Place of birthDetroit/Harper Woods Michigan
ProfessionAdjunct Professor
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brian Banks is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 1 since 2013.

Banks is an adjunct professor at Baker College and is on-staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.[1]

He received his JD from Michigan State University College of Law and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Wayne State University.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Banks' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Create accountability in education system

Excerpt: "As an advocate for education, I will support our children so that they receive the skills and quality education that they need to compete for jobs. This will be done by ensuring accountability for all involved in the student’s learning process, fighting for affordable college tuition to ensure that every student that wants to, attend college, and fighting for an increase in the per pupil funding, as well as, the adequate funding needed to keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom to help our students succeed."

  • Create efficiencies in public safety

Excerpt: "I will work to create efficiencies in public safety by fighting for the adequate funding needed to adequately staff the public safety departments, working on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don’t commit more crimes once they are released, and working with each public safety department to establish crime prevention workshops."

  • Create affordable health care and services to senior citizens

Excerpt: "Many seniors are now forced to choose between everyday necessities or the high cost of healthcare while on a fixed income. I will work to repeal the Republican pension tax on senior’s retirement income, to partner with companies that will provide health care services for senior at a discounted rate, and fight for adequate funding for senior transportation."

  • Creating jobs

Excerpt: "Two primary keys to ensuring a bright future for our community and region is to ensure that our residents receive both job training and the skills that lead to jobs. To help create jobs I will fight to end the attack on workers in our state and adamantly oppose any 'right to work' or other legislation that undermines our workforce in Michigan, and support small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and assist with getting our economy moving again."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Local Government
Military and Veterans Affairs

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Banks won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 1. He defeated Scott Benson, Christopher Cavanagh, Valerie Kindle, and Gregory Robinson in the August 7 Democratic primary[3] and defeated Dan Schulte (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 70.8% 27,843
     Republican Dan Schulte 29.2% 11,489
Total Votes 39,332


Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 30.8% 2,304
Scott Benson 29.6% 2,208
Christopher Cavanagh 17.1% 1,275
Valerie Kindle 16.5% 1,235
Gregory Robinson 6% 450
Total Votes 7,472

Endorsements

On his website, Banks lists the following endorsements:[5]

  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights
  • Teamsters Local 299
  • Michigan Education Association (MEA)
  • Young Democrats of Michigan
  • Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
  • Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Greater Emmanuel Institutional COGIC
  • Pastor Mark Holloway, Peace & Goodwill Baptist Church
  • State Representative Harvey Santana
  • State Representative Kate Segal

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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Preceded by
Timothy Bledsoe (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2013 – Present
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