James Marleau

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James Marleau
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Michigan State Senate, District 12
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2004 – 2010
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Toledo
Personal
BirthdayMarch 18, 1947
Place of birthLake Orion, Michigan
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Marleau (b. March 18, 1947) is a Republican member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Marleau served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 46 from 2005 to 2011.

Biography

Marleau earned his associate's degree in Business and Finance from University of Toledo, and is a Certified Municipal Financial Advisor (CMFA) through Central Michigan University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Marleau served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking & Financial Institution
Energy and Technology
Health Policy, Chair
Insurance, Vice-chair
Redistricting

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Marleau served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Marleau served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

James Marleau endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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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Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Marleau won election to the 12th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Casandra Ulbrich in the November 2 general election.[2]

Michigan State Senate, District 12 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Marleau (R) 56,894
Casandra Ulbrich (D) 36,526

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, James Marleau ran for District 46 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Katherine Houston. [3]

James Marleau raised $39,350 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png James Marleau (R) 29,257
Katherine Houston (D) 19,072

Campaign donors

2012

Marleau was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Marleau raised a total of $160,716.

2010

Marleau won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Marleau raised a total of $206,001.

2008

Marleau won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Marleau raised a total of $39,350.

2006

Marleau won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Marleau raised a total of $42,149.

2004

Marleau won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Marleau raised a total of $86,964.

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

James Marleau received a 64% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Marleau is married to his wife, Thea.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 12
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 46
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Bradford Jacobsen