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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 39
 
  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 39
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  |Tenure = 2009 - 2013
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  |Term limits = 3 terms
 
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  |Next election = [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lisa Brown''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 39th District since January 1, 2009.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lisa Brown''' was a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 39th District from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2013.
  
 
Rep. Brown was born and raised in Oakland County and lives in West Bloomfield with her three sons. She graduated from Andover High School, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a degree from the Detroit College of Law.
 
Rep. Brown was born and raised in Oakland County and lives in West Bloomfield with her three sons. She graduated from Andover High School, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a degree from the Detroit College of Law.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brown has been appointed to these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brown served on these committees:
 
* [[Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Education]], Vice Chair
 
* [[Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Education]], Vice Chair
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
 
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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Brown is not running for re-election to the House in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
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==Recent news==
 
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==Scorecards==
 
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
 
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Revision as of 23:46, 9 January 2013

Lisa Brown
Lisa Brown.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 39
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
J.D.Detroit College of Law
CandidateVerification
Lisa Brown was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 39th District from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2013.

Rep. Brown was born and raised in Oakland County and lives in West Bloomfield with her three sons. She graduated from Andover High School, then went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a degree from the Detroit College of Law.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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.

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown is not running for re-election to the House in 2012.

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown won re-election to the District 39 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Lois Shulman in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lisa Brown (D) 17,137
Lois Shulman (R) 7,281
Nathan Allen (L) 1,762

2008

On November 04, 2008, Lisa Brown ran for District 39 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Amy Peterman and Gerald Plas. [1]

Lisa Brown raised $168,105 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lisa Brown (D) 25,437
Amy Peterman (R) 22,725
Gerald Plas (L) 1,133

Campaign donors

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

2010

In 2010, Brown received $493,445 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lisa Brown, Michigan Representative's campaign in 2010
Michigan House Democratic Fund$355,887
Brown, Lisa$10,831
Hammel Leadership Fund$5,000
Michigan Auto Workers$5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $493,445

2008

In 2008 Lisa Brown collected $168,105 in donations. [4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Lisa Brown $7,121
Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters $5,000
Operation Engineers Local 324 $5,000
Angerer Leadership Fund $5,000
Michigan Equality $5,000

Recent news

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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Lisa Brown received a 21% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Controversies

Silenced after abortion debate

Brown and fellow Democratic state Rep. Barbara Byrum found themselves prohibited from speaking on the House floor during the last day of the 2012 session over comments they made the previous day during debate over a package of abortion regulation bills. Voting against the measure, Brown told supporters of the bill, "I'm flattered you're all so interested in my vagina. But no means no." Meanwhile, Byrum was not allowed to speak on her amendment to regulate vasectomies.[6]

A spokesman for the Republican Party explained that Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (R) determined the comments violated the decorum of the House. In response, Brown asked at a press conference, "If I can't say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?"[7]

Recall effort

See also: Lisa Brown recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

On September 26, 2011, The Oakland County Election Commission approved recall language against Lisa Brown. In order for a recall election to be scheduled, organizers would have had to collect valid signatures of 25 percent of the people who voted for governor in the district in the last election.[8]

The recall never made it to the ballot.

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Michigan House of Representatives District 39
2009 – 2013
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