|Michigan House of Representatives District 81|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Michigan State Senate|
|Place of birth||Algonac, MI|
|Profession||Licensed Funeral Director|
Gilbert is a Funeral Director when the Legislature is not in session.
Gilbert attended Saint Clair Community College and Wayne State Mortuary School.
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.
- 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.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- 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.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gilbert served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gilbert served on these committees:
- Transportation (Chair)
- Agriculture and Bioeconomy (Vice Chair)
- Economic Development and Regulatory Reform
- Finance (Vice Chair).
Birkholz represents Michigan Senate District 25. District 25 includes the Port Huron Region.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 72 General election (2010)|
|Judson Gilbert (R)||19,882|
|Carol Morrissette (D)||8,590|
|Gary Eisen (I)||3,793|
Gilbert raised $196,324 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 25|
|Judson Gilbert (R)||49,272|
|Gary Orr (D)||43,935|
|Howard Shepherd (UST)||2,469|
In 2010, Gilbert raised $66,640 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,970|
|Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association||$4,000|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$3,450|
|Michigan Funeral Directors Association||$2,350|
In 2006 Judson Gilbert collected $196,324 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Bishop Majority Leadership Fund||$10,000|
|Republican Victory Committee||$10,000|
|Impact Community Action Fund||$9,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$8,400|
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
Judson Gilbert received a 71% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Gilbert resides in Algonac, Michigan.
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- House website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- List of 2010 state legislative candidates in Michigan
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts
- Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Gilbert's 2008 campaign contributions
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributors to Judson Gilbert
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 25, 2012
Phil Pavlov (R)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 81
| Succeeded by|
Dan Lauwers (R)
|Michigan State Senate District 25
| Succeeded by|
Phil Pavlov (R)