George Cushingberry, Jr.
|George Cushingberry, Jr.|
|Detroit City Council, District 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 8|
|Wayne County Commissioners|
|Bachelor's||Wayne State University|
|Master's||Wayne State University|
|J.D.||University of Detroit|
|Birthday||January 6, 2053|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
|Religion||Church of God|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments, 2009-2010
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Campaign contributions
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 Additional reading
- 10 References
|Form of government||Mayor-Council|
|Council composition||7 district members, 2 at-large members|
|Terms of office||4 years|
|Current mayor||Mike Duggan|
He was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 8th District from 1975 to 1983, and from 2005 to January 1, 2011. In 1974, Cushingberry was the youngest House member elected in Michigan history.
Cushingberry also practices law, and serves as assistant pastor of New Starlight Baptist Church.
Previous offices held
In addition to serving in the House from 1975 to 1984, Cushingberry served on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners for 16 years.
Key votes of 2009-2010
- 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 George Cushingberry’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 George Cushingberry, Jr’s 575 missed roll-call votes
Committee assignments, 2009-2010
- Appropriations (Chair)
Cushingberry won election to the Detroit City Council on November 5, 2013.
|City Council of Detroit, Michigan - District 2, 2013|
|Non-partisan||George Cushingberry, Jr.||52.9%||13,259|
|Non-partisan||Richard J. Bowers, Jr.||46.4%||11,642|
|Source: City of Detroit Department of Elections|
|Detroit, Michigan City Council Primary, District 2, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||George Cushingberry, Jr.||27.6%||4,678|
|Nonpartisan||Richard Bowers Jr.||16.5%||2,798|
|Source: City of Detroit Elections Center|
Cushingberry ran for re-election to the District 8 seat in 2010. He was defeated by Thomas Stallworth III in the August 3 Democratic primary.
George Cushingberry, Jr. raised $64,415 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 8|
|George Cushingberry, Jr. (D)||38,222|
|Thomas Jones (L)||1,224|
In 2008 George Cushingberry, Jr. collected $64,415 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America||$2,750|
|Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates||$2,500|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
George Cushingberry, Jr. gives a statement to WXYZ
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- Michigan Legislature - Representative George Cushingberry, Jr. official government website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - George Cushingberry, Jr.
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- City of Detroit Home Page
- City of Detroit City Council
- City of Detroit Elections Center
- MiVote Detroit City Council Candidates Contact Information
- Data Driven Detroit City Council District Information
- MiVote Detroit City Council Debates
- Detroit Free Press "Chat replay: Candidates for Detroit City Council's at-large seats answer readers' questions," October 7, 2013
|Michigan House of Representatives District 8
| Succeeded by|
Thomas Stallworth III
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