Deb Kennedy

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Deb Kennedy
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Michigan House of Representatives District 23
Former member
Term in office began
2009
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Deb Kennedy was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 23rd District from 2009 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Kennedy earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Central Michigan University, and was senior sales director for Mary Kay cosmetics, beginning her career for the company as an independent consultant 30 years ago. Representative Kennedy and her husband, Alex, have been married for 32 years and have raised two sons together.

Previous offices held

Kennedy served as Trustee on the Woodhaven-Brownstown Board of Education and continues to serve on their education foundation board of directors.

Political campaign history

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, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kennedy ran for re-election to the District 23 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by Pat Somerville in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 23 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Pat Somerville (R) 15,927
Deb Kennedy (D) 13,877

2008

On November 04, 2008, Deb Kennedy ran for District 23 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Neil DeBlois. [1]

Deb Kennedy raised $96,280 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 23
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Deb Kennedy (D) 26,987
Neil DeBlois (R) 18,376

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Deb Kennedy collected $96,280 in donations. [3]

Her eight largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $5,000
Michigan List $5,000
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan $5,000
Dillon Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Equality $5,000
Angerer Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Deb Kennedy
S0787 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0855
DebKennedy@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 23
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Pat Somerville