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Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 69
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Mayor, East Lansing
1997-2005
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Michigan University, 1971
J.D.Detroit College of Law, 1975
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1947
Place of birthGrosse AE Farms, MI
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Meadows is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 69 since January 1, 2007.

Rep. Meadows earned an undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University and his law degree at Michigan State University, formerly Detroit College of Law. He and his wife, Pam, are the parents of four East Lansing High School graduates: Kirk, Tori, Maureen and Tara, and the grandparents of four: Aurora, Cameron, Taylor and Lauren.

Previous offices held

He was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Department of Attorney General in 1975 and was assigned to represent, at various times, the Departments of Social Services, Mental Health, Natural Resources, and State Police; served in Attorney General Frank Kelley's Environmental Protection Division; represented the Public Service Commission; and, was general counsel to the Commission On Law Enforcement Standards.

Political campaign history

He began his service for the City of East Lansing in 1989, when he was named to the East Lansing Commission on the Environment, on which he served until 1994. He served on the East Lansing Planning Commission from 1994 through 1995. In late 1995, he was elected to the East Lansing City Council, and was elected Mayor of the City of East Lansing late 1997. He continued in that capacity until stepping down in fall 2006 to run for the vacant seat in the 69th District of the Michigan House of Representatives. He was elected to that seat in November 2006 to complete the existing term ending December 31, 2006, and also to serve for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2007 and ending December 31, 2008. In November 2008, he was re-elected to serve another two-year term from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010.

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.


More Voting Record Details

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meadows has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meadows won re-election to the District 69 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Susan McGillicuddy in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 69 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Meadows (D) 16,782
Susan McGillicuddy (R) 10,452

2008

On November 04, 2008, Mark Meadows ran for District 69 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Frank Lambert. [1]

Mark Meadows raised $70,766 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 69
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Meadows (D) 30,981
Frank Lambert (R) 13,806

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Mark Meadows collected $70,766 in donations. [3]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $4,716
United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America $2,500
Michigan Education Association $2,065
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 $1,800
DTE Energy $1,550

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Mark Meadows
Room 374, Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-1786
markmeadows@house.mi.gov

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