Marilyn Lane

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Marilyn Lane
Michigan House of Representatives District 31
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Precinct Delegate #7, Macomb County
Mayor, City of Fraser
Date of birthFebruary 10, 1959
Place of birthDetroit, MI
Office website
Marilyn Lane (b. February 10, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 31 since January 1, 2011.

Lane previously served as the mayor or Fraser.



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lane won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 31. Shee ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Lynn Evans (R) and James Miller (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Lane Incumbent 61.7% 24,443
     Republican Lynn Evans 33.9% 13,404
     Libertarian James Miller 4.4% 1,742
Total Votes 39,589


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lane is the Democratic candidate who ran for election to the District 31 Seat in 2010. She defeated Jim Shamaly in the August 3 Democratic primary. She defeated Dan Tollis (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 31 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Lane (D) 12,710
Dan Tollis (R) 10,874
James Miller (L) 792
Dan Elles (I) 584

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Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Lane raised $53,971 in contributions.[2]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Auto Workers $5,000
Michigan Regional Council Of Carpenters $3,500
Michigan Education Association $2,500
AFL-CIO $2,000
Registrars PAC $2,000

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lane served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Elections and Ethics
Energy and Technology
Financial Services
Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice-chair


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


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

  • Families, Children and Seniors
  • Local, Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State


Rep. Marilyn Lane
N795 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-0159


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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Marilyn Lane received a 23% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Lane and her husband James have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Miller (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 31
Succeeded by