|Michigan House of Representatives District 38|
|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|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Previous offices held
- 3 Political campaign history
- 4 Voting record
- 5 Committee assignments
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Campaign contributions
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Rep. Crawford is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a retiree of Xerox Corporation, where he worked for 20 years. He is a 67-year Novi resident. Wife Kathy is currently a Novi City Council member, following a 25-year tenure as Novi Senior Services Director. They have three children.
Crawford's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Create A Job-Frindly Enviroment
- Excerpt:"The way to solve Michigan’s chronic budget problems is to solve the jobs problem"
Support For K-12 Education
- Excerpt:"I’m proud to get the K-12 budget approved early in 2011 and 2012, so local school districts will know how much they can spend before the start of the school year."
Smaller State Government
- Excerpt:"We need to continue to make more reforms in government spending"
- Excerpt:"Continue to renew your faith in the Michigan legislature"
Previous offices held
Crawford is a long-time Oakland County political figure, serving as vice-chair of the Oakland County Commission, Novi City Council member and Novi Mayor pro-tem.
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 Hugh Crawford’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 Hugh Crawford’s 0 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crawford has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Crawford served on these committees:
Crawford won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 38. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Chuck Tindall (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 38 General election (2010)|
|Hugh Crawford (D)||22,873|
|Jeffery Gedeon (R)||10,998|
Hugh Crawford raised $81,679 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 38|
|Hugh Crawford (R)||27,840|
|Chuck Tindall (D)||20,547|
In 2010, Crawford received $22,696 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Hugh Crawford's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$3,256|
|ITC Holdings Corp||$1,100|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$1,050|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,696|
In 2008 Hugh Crawford collected $81,679 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Cox 5200 Club||$5,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$3,000|
|Michigan Manufactured Housing, RV & Campground Association||$3,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Hugh Crawford
887 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
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
Hugh Crawford received a 77% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Hugh Crawford
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Hugh Crawford
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Hugh Crawford on LinkedIn
- "hughcrawford," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Crawford's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Hugh Crawford
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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