Gail Haines

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Gail Haines
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Michigan House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/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'sState University of New York
Master'sNazareth College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gail Haines is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 43 since January 1, 2009.

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.

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, Haines served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Health Policy, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haines served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Haines won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 43. She defeated Paul J. Greenawalt in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Neil Billington (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGail Haines Incumbent 65.7% 31,510
     Democratic Neil Billington 34.3% 16,476
Total Votes 47,986


Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGail Haines Incumbent 71.2% 6,807
Paul Greenawalt 28.8% 2,757
Total Votes 9,564

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Haines won re-election to the District 43 Seat in 2010. She defeated Neil Billington in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Regina Strong (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 43 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Haines (R) 17,294
Regina Strong (D) 9,064
Susan Phillips (U.S. Taxpayers of Michigan) 1,056

2008

On November 04, 2008, Gail Haines ran for District 43 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Scott Hudson and Paul Greenawalt. [2]

Gail Haines raised $168,969 for her campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 43
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gail Haines (R) 20,219
Scott Hudson (D) 19,373
Paul Greenawalt (UST) 1,460

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Haines received $98,394 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gail Haines's campaign in 2010
Haines, Gail$49,880
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,548
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$1,600
DTE Energy$1,600
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $98,394

2008

In 2008 Gail Haines collected $168,969 in donations. [5]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Gail Haines $41,641
David Haines $25,000
Cox 5200 Club $5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $3,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $2,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Gail Haines
N-892 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-0615
GailHaines@house.mi.gov

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Gail Haines received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

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