Ellen Lipton

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Ellen Lipton
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Michigan House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
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
Bachelor'sWilliams College
J.D.Harvard Law School
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ellen Lipton is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since January 1, 2009.

Rep. Lipton, a patent attorney and Harvard Law graduate, also holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Williams College. Lipton lives in Huntington Woods with her husband, Marc, and their two children, Corey and Celia.

Previous offices held

She has served on a number of boards in the community, including as the public representative on the State Board of Accountancy, a position she was appointed to by Governor Granholm.

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, Lipton has been appointed to these committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges
  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee on School Aid, Vice Chair

2009-2010

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


Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lipton won re-election to the District 27 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Michelangelo Fortuna III in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 27 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Lipton (D) 19,245
Michelangelo Fortuna III (R) 8,293
John Skosnik (L) 951

2008

On November 04, 2008, Ellen Lipton ran for District 27 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating David Micola and Shelly Bane. [1]

Ellen Lipton raised $102,698 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ellen Lipton (D) 31,758
David Micola (R) 10,099
Shelly Bane (L) 1,215

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Ellen Lipton collected $102,698 in donations. [3]

Her seven largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Ellen Lipton $21,153
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $5,000
Emily's List $1,500
Operating Engineers Local 324 $1,000
Michigan Associaiton of CPAS $1,000
Michigan Osteopathic Association $1,000
Michigan List $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Ellen Lipton
N0791 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0478
EllenLipton@house.mi.gov

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