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|Michigan House of Representatives District 27|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|J.D.||Harvard Law School|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Voting record
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Campaign contributions
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
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 Ellen Lipton’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 Ellen Lipton’s 24 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lipton served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Education, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lipton served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lipton served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy and Technology|
|• Tax Policy|
Lipton won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 27. She defeated Andrew Robert Cissell in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Ezra Drissman (R) and John Wierzbicki (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ellen Lipton Incumbent||75.6%||34,389|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 27 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Ellen Lipton Incumbent||83.7%||9,465|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 27 General election (2010)|
|Ellen Lipton (D)||19,245|
|Michelangelo Fortuna III (R)||8,293|
|John Skosnik (L)||951|
Ellen Lipton raised $102,698 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 27|
|Ellen Lipton (D)||31,758|
|David Micola (R)||10,099|
|Shelly Bane (L)||1,215|
Comprehensive donor information for Lipton is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lipton raised a total of $156,668 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Ellen Lipton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 27||$18,595|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 27||$35,375|
|2008||Michigan State House, District 27||$102,698|
|Grand Total Raised||$156,668|
2012Lipton won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $18,595.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ellen Lipton's campaign in 2012|
|Lipton, Ellen Cogen||$1,985|
|Michigan Education Association||$1,150|
|American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees||$1,000|
|Michigan Credit Union League||$750|
|Michigan Physical Therapy Association||$700|
|Total Raised in 2012||$18,595|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Lipton won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $35,375.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ellen Lipton's campaign in 2010|
|Lipton, Ellen Cogen||$5,000|
|Michigan Dental Association||$2,700|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$1,675|
|Michigan Association Of Health Plans||$1,150|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,375|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Lipton won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Lipton raised a total of $102,698.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ellen Lipton's campaign in 2008|
|United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America||$5,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$1,000|
|Michigan Associaiton of CPAs||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$102,698|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Ellen Lipton
N0791 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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
Ellen Lipton received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Lipton and her husband Marc have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Ellen Lipton
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Ellen Lipton
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Ellen Lipton 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 Lipton's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Lipton, Ellen Cogen." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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