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A questionnaire distributed by the [http://www.vote411.org/home.php League of Women Voters] asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Durhal responded that "fixing the present tax code to reflect the realities of the Michigan economy, appropriating more funds for our cities, villages and townships in the revenue sharing process, and encourage the development of a new toolbox to enhance job development and economic growth," were his top priorities and he would propose legislation to serve said causes.<ref>[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=10443206 ''Vote411.org,'' "Michigan House District 005," accessed August 2, 2012] ''(dead link)''</ref>
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A questionnaire distributed by the [http://www.vote411.org/home.php League of Women Voters] asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Durhal responded that "fixing the present tax code to reflect the realities of the Michigan economy, appropriating more funds for our cities, villages and townships in the revenue sharing process, and encourage the development of a new toolbox to enhance job development and economic growth," were his top priorities and he would propose legislation to serve said causes.<ref>[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=10443206 ''Vote411.org,'' "Michigan House District 005," accessed August 2, 2012] </ref>
  
 
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===Voting record===

Revision as of 17:17, 23 June 2014

Fred Durhal, Jr.
Fred Durhal.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
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
Bachelor'sWayne State University
Personal
Place of birthRochester, New York
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Fred Durhal, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Durhal served as Community Resource Specialist for the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Assistant to Mayor Coleman A. Young, District Director for Congresswoman Barbara Rose Collins, Legislative Aide to Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker, Deputy Director of the Detroit Charter Revision Commission, Legislative Aide to State Senator Jackie Vaughn, III, Communications Analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives Democratic Staff, Executive Director of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Rent Subsidy Audit Clerk for the City of Detroit Housing Commission, and Executive Director, Virginia Park Citizens District Council.

Biography

Durhal earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Wayne State University and attended Wayne County Community College and the University of Phoenix, where he studied Public Administration.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Durhal responded that "fixing the present tax code to reflect the realities of the Michigan economy, appropriating more funds for our cities, villages and townships in the revenue sharing process, and encourage the development of a new toolbox to enhance job development and economic growth," were his top priorities and he would propose legislation to serve said causes.[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.

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Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Durhal served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Durhal served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Durhal won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 5. He defeated Renard Berry, Cynthia Ann Johnson, Mark Murphy, Jr., Nathaniel Nathan, and Tonya Renay Wells in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Samuel Rodriguez (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012</ref>

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFred Durhal, Jr. Incumbent 94.2% 22,996
     Republican Samuel Rodriguez 5.8% 1,413
Total Votes 24,409
Michigan House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFred Durhal, Jr. Incumbent 50.7% 2,752
Cynthia Ann Johnson 29.8% 1,620
Mark Murphy, Jr. 8.2% 447
Tonya Renay Wells 7.3% 398
Renard Berry 3.9% 213
Total Votes 5,430

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Durhal won re-election to the District 6 seat in 2010. He defeated Renard Berry Sr., Marvin Crawford, Cynthia Johnson, Kofi-Akin Kenyatta and Denise Young in the August 3 Democratic primary. He faced Robert Midgett (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 6 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) 14,328
Robert Midgett (R) 519

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Fred Durhal, Jr. ran unopposed for District 6 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[5]

Durhal raised $35,463 for his campaign.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) 28,156

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Durhal is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Durhal raised a total of $87,368 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[7]

Fred Durhal, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 5 Won $8,950
2010 Michigan State House, District 6 Won $36,045
2008 Michigan State House, District 6 Won $35,463
2002 Michigan State House, District 6 Defeated $6,910
1998 Michigan State House, District 9 Defeated $0
1996 Michigan State House, District 9 Defeated $0
Grand Total Raised $87,368

2012

Durhal won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Durhal raised a total of $8,950.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Fred Durhal, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Fred Durhal, Jr.$4,000
Retired Detroit Police & Fire Fighters Association$500
Michigan Bankers Association$450
Clark Hill PLC$400
Men's Club Of River Rouge$400
Total Raised in 2012$8,950
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Durhal won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Durhal raised a total of $36,045.

2008

Durhal won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Durhal raised a total of $35,463.

2002

Durhal lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Durhal raised a total of $6,910.

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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Fred Durhal, Jr. received an 8% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Personal

Durhal has four sons and two daughters.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 6
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Rashida Tlaib (D)
Preceded by
John Olumba (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 5
2013- present
Succeeded by
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