|Michigan House of Representatives District 49|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
January 1, 2011
Rep. Gonzales received his bachelor’s degree in urban studies and urban administration and a master’s of public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University. He is a member of the Hispanic Caucus of Genesee County, which he formerly chaired.
Previous offices held
For seven years Gonzales was the assistant Treasurer for Genesee County. Gonzales served as Genesee County’s development director from 1992-1996. During this time he was responsible for writing the grant application resulting in the $25 million Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center. He worked as a local Government Liaison for Governor James Blanchard and as an aide to Rep. Dale Kildee. He was elected to the state House in 2004 and re-elected in 2006. He is the Chairman of the House Transportation Sub-Committee.
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 Lee Gonzales’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 Lee Gonzales’s 87 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
Gonzales was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.
Lee Gonzales raised $44,903 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 49|
|Lee Gonzales (D)||32,653|
|Aron Gerics (Write-In)||1|
In 2008 Lee Gonzales collected $44,903 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,143|
|Unite3d Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America||$2,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$1,600|
|Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association||$1,400|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,150|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Lee Gonzales
N0898 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
- Lee Gonzales' personal website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Lee Gonzales
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Lee Gonzales
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
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