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  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
 
  |Tenure = 2009-Present
  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2013]]
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
 
  |Assumed office = 2009
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Base salary = $71,865/year  
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  |Base salary = $71,685/year  
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
 
  |Pension  =  
 
  |Pension  =  
  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Appointed =  
 
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  |First elected = 2008
 
  |First elected = 2008
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
  |Term limits = 3 terms
  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Next election = November 4, 2014
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Eileen Kowall ''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 44th District since January 1, 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Eileen Kowall ''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 44 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.
 
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==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kowall served on the following committees:
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kowall has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kowall served on these committees:
* [[Appropriations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Energy and Technology Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Energy and Technology]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* Subcommittee on Environmental Quality, Chair
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* Subcommittee on General Government
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|State = Michigan
* Subcommittee on Joint Capital Outlay, Chair
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|year = 2011
* Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Vice Chair
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Appropriations  
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|Committee2 = Energy and Technology  
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kowall served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kowall served on these committees:
* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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* [[Tax Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Tax Policy]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Banking and Financial Services Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Banking and Financial Services]]
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Judiciary  
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|Committee2 = Tax Policy  
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|Committee3 = Banking and Financial Services  
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
Kowall ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 7. The general election is November 6.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012]</ref>
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Kowall won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 44. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated [[Tom Crawford]] (D) and [[Scott Poquette]] (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012]</ref>
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{{Election box 2012
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|Chamber = Michigan House of Representatives, District 44, General Election
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|party1 = Republican
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|party2 = Democratic
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|party3 = Libertarian
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|winner1 = Eileen Kowall
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Tom Crawford
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|candidate3 = Scott Poquette
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|votes1 = 29772
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|votes2 = 15744
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|votes3 = 1901
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}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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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 [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
In 2010, Kowall received $66,482 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|party=Republican
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|totalraised2012=22782
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|result2012=Won
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|office2012=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan State House, District 44]]
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|totalraised2010=66482
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|Michigan State House, District 44]]
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|totalraised2008=119048
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|result2008=Won
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|office2008=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008|Michigan State House, District 44]]
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 22782
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = NOPAC
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = JP Morgan Chase & Co
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|orgamount1 = 3487
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|orgamount2 = 3144
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|orgamount3 = 2750
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|orgamount4 = 2600
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Kowall
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|full name = Eileen Kowall
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|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $66,482
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|total raised = 66482
 
|org1 = Kowall, Eileen
 
|org1 = Kowall, Eileen
 
|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
 
|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Bankers Association
 
|org4 = Michigan Bankers Association
 
|org5 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
 
|org5 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
|orgdonor1 = $7,789
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|orgamount1 = 7789
|orgdonor2 = $3,489
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|orgamount2 = 3489
|orgdonor3 = $2,200
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|orgamount3 = 2200
|orgdonor4 = $1,900
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|orgamount4 = 1900
|orgdonor5 = $1,750
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|orgamount5 = 1750
 
|}}
 
|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2008
In 2008 Eileen Kowall collected $119,048 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106736 2008 contributors to Eileen Kowall]</ref>
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|name = Kowall
 
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|full Name = Eileen Kowall
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
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|total raised = 106736
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|org2 = Michigan Been & Wine Wholesalers Association  
| Michigan Been & Wine Wholesalers Association  
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|org3 = Operating Engineers Local 324
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Michigan Automobile Dealers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Association of Realtors
| Operating Engineers Local 324  
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|orgamount1 = 43956
| align="right" | $5,000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 5000
| Michigan Automobile Dealers Association  
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|orgamount4 = 2000
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|orgamount5 = 1150
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| Michigan Association of Realtors
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==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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(517) 373-2616<br>
 
(517) 373-2616<br>
 
EileenKowall@house.mi.gov<br>
 
EileenKowall@house.mi.gov<br>
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Eileen + Kowall + Michigan + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
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==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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'''Eileen Kowall''' received a '''76%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
 
'''Eileen Kowall''' received a '''76%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Eileen + Kowall + Michigan + Legislature'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.votekowall.com/ Eileen Kowall's campaign website]
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*[http://www.votekowall.com/ Official campaign website]
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=44 Michigan Legislature - Representative Eileen Kowall]  
 
*[http://www.gophouse.com/welcome.asp?District=44 Michigan Legislature - Representative Eileen Kowall]  
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=88575 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=88575 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=88575 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=88575 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16765 Michigan Votes - Eileen Kowall]
 
* [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=16765 Michigan Votes - Eileen Kowall]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106736 2008]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=106736 2008]
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Revision as of 05:46, 10 June 2013

Eileen Kowall
Eileen Kowall.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 44
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 District 44 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

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kowall served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012

2011-2012

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

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

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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 won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 44. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Tom Crawford (D) and Scott Poquette (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Kowall Incumbent 62.8% 29,772
     Democratic Tom Crawford 33.2% 15,744
     Libertarian Scott Poquette 4% 1,901
Total Votes 47,417

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

Comprehensive donor information for Kowall is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kowall raised a total of $208,312 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.[5]

Eileen Kowall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 44 Won $22,782
2010 Michigan State House, District 44 Won $66,482
2008 Michigan State House, District 44 Won $119,048
Grand Total Raised $208,312

2012

Kowall won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $22,782.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eileen Kowall's campaign in 2012
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,487
NOPAC$3,144
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,750
DTE Energy$2,600
JP Morgan Chase & Co$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$22,782
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kowall won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $66,482.

2008

Kowall won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kowall raised a total of $106,736.

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

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Eileen Kowall received a 76% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Recent news

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