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Revision as of 12:59, 25 August 2011

Dian Slavens
Dian Slavens.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 21
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Respiratory Therapist
Website House Site
Dian Slavens is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 21st District since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Slavens holds an associate degree in applied science and certification as a respiratory therapist from Oakland Community College. She and her husband Mark Slavens, who is a 3rd Circuit Court Judge in Wayne County, have three children, Damey, Patrick and Molly, and one grandson, Evan.

Previous offices held

None. Previously, Dian Slavens worked as a respiratory therapist for more than 20 years, first at William Beaumont Hospital and later at Henry Ford Hospital.

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Slavens won re-election to the District 21 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Lori Levi in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 21 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dian Slavens (D) 18,201
Lori Levi (R) 17,320

2008

On November 04, 2008, Dian Slavens ran for District 21 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Todd LaJoy and Brian Cronan. [1]

Dian Slavens raised $140,615 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 21
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dian Slavens (D) 27,805
Todd LaJoy (R) 24,204
Brian Cronan (NPA) 1,784

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Dian Slavens collected $140,615 in donations. [3]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Dian Slavens $5,794
Dillon Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Auto Workers $5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Dian Slavens
S0785 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-2575
DianSlavens@house.mi.gov

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Michigan House of Representatives District 21
2009–present
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