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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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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*List of all of Eileen Kowall’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2009&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=16765&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
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*List of Eileen Kowall’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=16765&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2009&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 2 missed roll-call votes]  

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Eileen Kowall
Eileen Kowall.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
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
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Detroit, 1974
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eileen Kowall is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 44th District since January 1, 2009.

Kowall attended Wayne State University from 1970 to 1972; the University of Detroit from 1972 to 1974, where she obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene. Eileen Kowall has been married to Michael Kowall for 35 years. They have two children: Marissa and her husband Tom, and Stephanie. They have one granddaughter Madeline.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Appropriations
  • Energy and Technology
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Quality, Chair
  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay, Chair
  • Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Vice Chair

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Eileen Kowall endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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.

More voting record details

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kowall is unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7.[2]

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kowall won re-election to the District 44 Seat in 2010. She defeated Rick Gutowski in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Phil Fabrizio (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eileen Kowall (R) 25,714
Phil Fabrizio (D) 9,395
Thomas Johnson (L) 1,355

2008

On November 04, 2008, Eileen Kowall ran for District 44 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Mark Venie. [3]

Eileen Kowall raised $119,048 for her campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eileen Kowall (R) 33,266
Mark Venie (D) 16,683

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kowall received $66,482 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eileen Kowall's campaign in 2010
Kowall, Eileen$7,789
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,489
DTE Energy$2,200
Michigan Bankers Association$1,900
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,750
Total Raised in 2010 $66,482

2008

In 2008 Eileen Kowall collected $119,048 in donations. [6]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Eileen Kowall $43,956
Michigan Been & Wine Wholesalers Association $5,000
Operating Engineers Local 324 $5,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $2,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,150

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Eileen Kowall
N-893 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-2616
EileenKowall@house.mi.gov

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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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Eileen Kowall received a 76% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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