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Lee Gonzales
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Michigan House of Representatives District 49
Former member
Term in office began
2005
Term in office ended
January 1, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Lee Gonzales was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 49 from 2005 to 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

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, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

Gonzales was not eligible for re-election under Michigan's term limits.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Lee Gonzales ran for District 49 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Aron Gerics. [1]

Lee Gonzales raised $44,903 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 49
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lee Gonzales (D) 32,653
Aron Gerics (Write-In) 1

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Lee Gonzales collected $44,903 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Lee Gonzales
N0898 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-7515
leegonzales@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 49
2005–January 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Jim Ananich