Deb Shaughnessy

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Deb Shaughnessy
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Michigan House of Representatives District 71
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Education
Associate'sLansing Community College, 2007
Websites
Campaign website
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Deb Shaughnessy was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 71 from 2011 to 2013.

Shaughnessy is a former mayor of Charlotte, Michigan. She served as mayor from 2005-2009. Deb has also worked as a treasury clerk, staff writer for Charlotte Community Newspapers, and executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a legislative aide from January 1995 to December 2004.

Shaughnessy graduated from Lansing Community College with a general Associates Degree in Public relations in 2007.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaughnessy served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Deb Shaughnessy endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shaughnessy ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 71. She was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by Theresa Abed (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTheresa Abed 53.4% 24,822
     Republican Deb Shaughnessy Incumbent 46.6% 21,637
Total Votes 46,459

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shaughnessy won election to the District 71 Seat in 2010. Shee defeated Cheryl Haddock, Laurie Raines and Britt Slocum in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Theresa Abed (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Shaughnessy raised $99,290 in contributions.[3]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Shaughnessy, Deb $22,911
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
CAP PAC $1,500
Eaton County Republican Cmte $1,500

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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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Deb Shaughnessy received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]

Personal

Shaughnessy and her husband Steve have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Jones (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 71
2011–present
Succeeded by
Theresa Abed (D)