Gilda Jacobs

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Gilda Jacobs
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Michigan Senate District 14
Former member
Term in office began
2003
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher
Gilda Jacobs was a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to January 1, 2011, serving as Minority Caucus Leader. Due to Michigan term limits, Senator Jacobs did not run for re-election in the Michigan State Senate elections of 2010. [1]

Jacobs also served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002 and also served as the Assistant Minority Leader at that time. Jacobs also served on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners from 1995 to 1998 and was Mayor-Pro Tempore for the City of Huntington Woods from 1993 to 1994 along with serving on the City Board of Commissioners from 1981 to 1994. Jacobs started her political career as a Legislative Assistant for former Michigan Senator Doug Ross.

Jacobs graduated with her Bachelor's degree in 1970 and Master's Degree in 1971 from Michigan. Jacobs was also a special education teacher before entering into politics.

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.
  • 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.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.


Committee assignments

Jacobs served on these committees:

District 14

Jacobs represented Michigan Senate District 14. District 14 includes the Northwest Detroit suburbs of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Lathrup Village, and Southfield[3].

Elections

2010

Jacobs was not eligible for re-election due to Michigan's term limits.

2006

On November 07, 2006, Jacobs ran for District 14 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Tara Bellingar, William Opalicky, and R. Roberts. [4]

Jacobs raised $166,823 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan State Senate, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gilda Jacobs (D) 78,346
Tara Bellingar (R) 26,571
William Oplicky (G) 1,312
R. Roberts (L) 1,802

Personal

Gilda is married to John Jacobs. They have two children and reside in Hunington Woods, Michigan.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 14
2003-January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Vincent Gregory