|Michigan House of Representatives District 96|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
Rep. Mayes graduated from T. L. Handy High School in 1990 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1994 from the University of Michigan, where he was an Evans Scholar. He served as an aid to state representatives Howard Wetters and Joseph Rivet before being himself elected to the State House in 2004. He is a Roman Catholic and lives in Bay City.
Previous offices held
He served as Supervisor of the Charter Township of Bangor from 2000 to 2004. Mayes was elected to the House in 2004 to replace Democrat Joseph Rivet, who retired due to term limits. He represents the 96th District, which is heavily Democratic. Mayes was easily re-elected in 2006. In 2006, he was appointed chairman of the Agriculture Committee, which deals with all agriculture and farming related issues in Michigan.
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 Jeff Mayes’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 Jeff Mayes’s 40 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
Mayes was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.
Jeff Mayes raised $93,649 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 96|
|Jeff Mayes (D)||32,208|
|Rick Rau (R)||13,950|
In 2008 Jeff Mayes collected $93,649 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,979|
|Michigan Credit Union League||$3,000|
|Michigan Electric Cooperative Association||$2,500|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Jeff Mayes
S1285 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
- Jeff Mayes' campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Jeff Mayes official government website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Jeff Mayes
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Jeff Mayes on Facebook
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