|Michigan House of Representatives District 103|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
Rep. Sheltrown graduated from West Branch High School in 1965 and went on to attend Western Michigan University and Kirtland Community College.
Sheltrown has been happily married for 33 years to Teresa. He has three children: Alison, 32, Nick, 29, and Don, 25. He is the younger brother of the former 103rd District State Representative Dale Sheltrown and the son of long-time former Edwards Township Supervisor Ed Sheltrown.
Rep. Sheltrown served in Vietnam.
Previous offices held
He served as an Ogemaw Township trustee from 1978 to 1988, and as the Ogemaw Township supervisor from 2000 to 2004. He also served as the vice president of the Ogemaw Townships Association.
Political campaign history
On Nov. 2, 2004, Rep. Sheltrown was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives with 56.5 percent of the vote in a 54 percent Republican district.
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 Joel Sheltrown’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 Joel Sheltrown’s 12 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
Sheltrown was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.
Joel Sheltrown raised $48,557 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 103|
|Joel Sheltrown (D)||29,927|
|Dave Ryan (R)||15,003|
In 2008 Joel Sheltrown collected $48,557 in donations. 
His six largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,503|
|Michigan Electric Cooperative Association||$3,164|
|Michigan Health & Hospital Association||$3,000|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$2,000|
|Michigan Credit Union League||$2,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Joel Sheltrown
S1387 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Joel Sheltrown official government website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Joel Sheltrown
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Joel Sheltrown on Facebook
|Michigan House of Representatives District 103
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