|Michigan House of Representatives District 43|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||6|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||State University of New York|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 Voting record
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Campaign contributions
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Rep. Haines received her bachelor of science in education from State University of New York, and her master's degree in education from Nazareth College. Haines is a 12-year public school teacher, serving also as a middle- and high school coach. She has been married to her husband for 26 years and they have one son.
Previous offices held
former Lake Angelus City Council member, Haines has also served the 43rd District as community liaison for former state Rep. Fran Amos.
Political campaign history
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 Gail Haines’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 Gail Haines’s 1 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haines has been appointed to these committees:
- Families and Children's Services
- Health Policy, Chair
- Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Haines served on these committees:
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Gail Haines Incumbent||71.2%||6,807|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 General election (2010)|
|Gail Haines (R)||17,294|
|Regina Strong (D)||9,064|
|Susan Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers of Michigan)||1,056|
Gail Haines raised $168,969 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 43|
|Gail Haines (R)||20,219|
|Scott Hudson (D)||19,373|
|Paul Greenawalt (UST)||1,460|
In 2010, Haines received $98,394 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gail Haines's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,548|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$1,600|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$98,394|
In 2008 Gail Haines collected $168,969 in donations. 
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Cox 5200 Club||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,000|
|Michigan Chamber of Commerce||$2,500|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Gail Haines
N-892 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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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
Gail Haines received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Gail Haines' campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Gail Haines
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Gail Haines
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 7, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Haines' 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Gail Haines
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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