Fred Durhal, Jr.
|Fred Durhal, Jr.|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 5|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Wayne State University|
|Place of birth||Rochester, NY|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Voting record
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Campaign contributions
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Contact
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
He attended Wayne State University where he earned a degree in Political Science, Wayne County Community College, and the University of Phoenix for Public Administration. He is the father of four sons and two daughters
Previous offices held
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.
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 Fred Durhal, Jr’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 Fred Durhal, Jr's 4 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Durhal served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Durhal served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Corrections
- Subcommittee on Fiscal Oversight, Audit, and Litigation, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on General Government, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Durhal served on these committees:
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Fred Durhal, Jr. Incumbent||94.2%||22,996|
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.
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 6 General election (2010)|
|Fred Durhal, Jr. (D)||14,328|
|Robert Midgett (R)||519|
Fred Durhal, Jr. raised $35,463 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 6|
|Fred Durhal, Jr. (D)||28,156|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Durhal received $36,045 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred Durhal, Jr.'s campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$3,500|
|RDP & FF Association||$2,500|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,000|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$36,045|
In 2008 Fred Durhal, Jr. collected $35,463 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Fred Durhal, Jr.||$8,123|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,000|
|United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America||$2,500|
|Michigan Education Association||$1,025|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
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
Fred Durhal, Jr. received an 8% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr.
S0685 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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- Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Fred Durhal, Jr.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Fred Durhal, Jr.
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2002, 1998
- Fred Durhal on Facebook
- Michigan Department of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- Vote411.org, "Michigan House District 005," accessed August 2, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Durhal's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Fred Durhal, Jr.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
|Michigan House of Representatives District 6
| Succeeded by|
Rashida Tlaib (D)
John Olumba (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 5
| Succeeded by|
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