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Jimmy Womack
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Michigan House of Representatives District 7
Former member
In office
2009-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
President of the Detroit Board of Education
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Jimmy Womack is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 7 from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Womack formerly worked as an anesthesiologist. He retired to serve in public office, first as the President of the Detroit Board of Education, and later, as a State Representative.[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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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Womack served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Womack served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Womack faced Veronica Brown, Christopher Alan Owens, and incumbent John Olumba in the Democratic primary on August 7 and was defeated.[2][3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olumba Incumbent 52.1% 5,030
Jimmy Womack Incumbent 38.1% 3,676
Veronica Brown 7.9% 759
Christopher Owens 2% 195
Total Votes 9,660

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Womack won for re-election to the District 7 Seat in 2010. He defeated LaShon Scott and Al Williams in the August 3 Democratic primary. He faced Debra Duren (R) and Derek Grigsby (G) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 7 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Womack (D) 16,654
Debra Duren (R) 511
Derek Grigsby (G) 345

2008

On November 04, 2008, Jimmy Womack ran for District 7 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Derek Grigsby. [4]

Jimmy Womack raised $46,045 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Womack (D) 29,845
Derek Grigsby (G) 1,344

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Womack received $47,558 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]


2008

In 2008 Jimmy Womack collected $46,045 in donations. [7]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
James Womack $4,000
Michigan Medical Society $3,650
GOTV Detroit $3,500
Michigal Beer & Wine Wholesalers $3,000
Michigan Health & Hospital Association $1,500

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Jimmy Womack
S0686 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0589
JimmyWomack@house.mi.gov

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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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Jimmy Womack received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 7
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Thomas Stallworth, III (D)