David Nathan

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David Nathan
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Michigan House of Representatives District 11
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
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Personal website
Campaign website
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David Nathan is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 11th District since January 1, 2009. He is one of the most liberal members of the Michigan House.

Previous offices held

None.

Political campaign history

None.

Voting record

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.


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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nathan has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nathan served on these committees:

  • Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security (Democratic Vice Chair)
  • Redistricting and Elections
  • Transportation


Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nathan defeated Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Mia Grillier, Taryn Jones, and Ramon Patrick in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.[1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Nathan Incumbent 44.9% 4,790
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo 34.2% 3,646
Mia Grillier 10.9% 1,162
Taryn Jones 10% 1,064
Total Votes 10,662

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nathan won re-election to the District 11 Seat in 2010. He defeated Lynette Bowens, Deborah Davis and Tonya Wells in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Leonard Mier (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 11 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Nathan (D) 16,272
Leonard Mier (R) 488

2008

On November 04, 2008, David Nathan ran for District 11 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Leonard Mier, Jr.. [3]

David Nathan raised $22,747 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 11
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Nathan (D) 30,801
Leonard Mier, Jr. (R) 974

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Nathan received $48,884 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Nathan's campaign in 2010
Granholm Leadership Fund$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,938
Dillon Leadership Fund$2,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$2,400
Michigan Education Association$2,150
Total Raised in 2010 $48,884

2008

In 2008 David Nathan collected $22,747 in donations. [6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,000
David Nathan $1,827
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. David Nathan
N0690 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-3815
DavidNathan@house.mi.gov

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

David Nathan received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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Political offices
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Michigan House of Representatives District 11
2008–present
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