|Michigan House of Representatives District 47|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Lansing Community College, 1976|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Previous offices held
- 3 Political campaign history
- 4 Voting record
- 5 Committee assignments
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Campaign contributions
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Rep. Denby graduated from Fowlerville High School. She also attended Lansing Community College's two-year business program. Cindy and her husband, Fred, have been married for 33 years, and have two adult children.
Denby's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Standing up for Livingston County Citizens
- Excerpt:"Bill sponsor increasing amount insured driver can collect on out-of-pocket expenses"
Improving Michigan’s Economy
- Excerpt:"Sponsor of Food Safety legislation to reduce over-regulation & fraud while encouraging growth in Michigan’s safe food source & service sectors"
Reforming Michigan Government by Working to
- Excerpt:"Update and improve auditing procedures for efficiency in state departments"
Previous offices held
None, but she was aide to Rep. Joe Hune, who previously held the 47th District House seat.
Political campaign history
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.
More voting record details
- List of all of Cindy Denby’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 Cindy Denby’s 0 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Denby served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Agriculture, Vice-chair|
|• Families, Children, and Seniors|
|• Financial Liability Reform|
|• Regulatory Reform|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Denby served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Vice-chair|
|• Oversight and Investigations|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Denby served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Policy|
|• Insurance, Vice-chair|
|• Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs|
|• New Economy and Quality of Life|
Denby won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 47. She defeated Harold Melton in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Shawn Lowe Desai (D) and James Weeks II (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cindy Denby Incumbent||64.1%||27,621|
|Libertarian||James Weeks II||3.7%||1,607|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Cindy Denby Incumbent||74.5%||7,597|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47 General election (2010)|
|Cindy Denby (R)||22,713|
|Garry Post (D)||10,001|
|Ronald Sanderson (L)||1,161|
Cindy Denby raised $37,137 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 47|
|Cindy Denby (R)||27,851|
|Scott Lucas (D)||17,059|
|Rodger Young (L)||1,347|
|Philip Johnson (UST)||929|
Comprehensive donor information for Denby is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Denby raised a total of $106,227 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.
|Cindy Denby's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 47||$28,710|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 47||$40,380|
|2008||Michigan State House, District 47||$37,137|
|Grand Total Raised||$106,227|
2012Denby won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $28,710.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2012|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$4,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,700|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,850|
|Michigan Association Of Realtors||$1,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$28,710|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Denby won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $40,380.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2010|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,200|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,025|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$40,380|
2008Denby won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Denby raised a total of $37,137.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cindy Denby's campaign in 2008|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,500|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,500|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,500|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$37,137|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Cindy Denby
N-896 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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
Cindy Denby received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Cindy Denby
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Cindy Denby
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Cindy Denby on Facebook
- "cindydenby," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Denby's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Denby, Cindy." Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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