|Michigan House of Representatives District 21|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 Voting record
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Campaign contributions
- 8 Scorecards
- 9 Recall effort
- 10 Personal
- 11 Recent news
- 12 External links
- 13 References
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
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 Dian Slavens’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 Dian Slavens’s 0 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Slavens has been appointed to these committees:
- Families and Children's Services, Vice Chair
- Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation
- Regulatory Reform
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Slavens served on these committees:
- Ethics and Elections
- Families and Children's Services
- Health Policy
- Senior Health, Security and Retirement
Slavens won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 21. She defeated Kiz Ahamiojie in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Joe Barnabei (R) in the general election which took place on November 6.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dian Slavens Incumbent||61.6%||26,605|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Dian Slavens Incumbent||91.2%||5,471|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 21 General election (2010)|
|Dian Slavens (D)||18,201|
|Lori Levi (R)||17,320|
Dian Slavens raised $140,615 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 21|
|Dian Slavens (D)||27,805|
|Todd LaJoy (R)||24,204|
|Brian Cronan (NPA)||1,784|
In 2010, Slavens received $438,281 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dian Slavens's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan House Democratic Fund||$288,772|
|Angerer Leadership Fund||$5,400|
|Planned Parenthood Affiliates Of Michigan||$5,000|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$438,281|
In 2008 Dian Slavens collected $140,615 in donations. 
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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
Dian Slavens received a 17% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
A Republican group started a recall campaign against Slavens and fellow Democratic state Reps. Phil Cavanagh and Tim Bledsoe in the fall of 2011. Early in January 2012, attorney and GOP strategist Stu Sandler said they would be suspending all three recalls.
Rep. Dian Slavens
S0785 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Slavens and her husband Mark have three children.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Dian Slavens
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Dian Slavens
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Dian Slavens on Facebook
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Slavens' 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Dian Slavens
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
- Hometown Life, "Group abandons Cavanagh recall," January 8, 2012
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