Maureen Stapleton

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Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 4
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sHoward University
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Maureen Stapleton is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 4 since 2011.

Stapleton is a public school teacher. She also owns her own consulting business that she started in 2003.

Stapleton graduated from Howard University in Washington D.C. with a degree in Psychology.



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stapleton is opposed by Patrick O'Connell and Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary on August 7.[1]


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stapleton won election to the District 4 Seat in 2010. She defeated Marcelus Brice, Willie Burton, Wanda Canty, James Cole Jr., Eddie Edwards, Michael Hartt, Frazier Kimpson, Chester Logan, Gwendolyn Mingo, Mary Sheffield and Edgar Vann in the August 3 Democratic primary. She faced Lillian Smith (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Political campaign history

Stapleton has previously interned for Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit). She also served on a Detroit committee, chosen in 1994 by Mayor Dennis Archer to serve with the City of Detroit’s Youth Department. Since 2003, she has worked at Wayne State University.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 4 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maureen Stapleton (D) 15,561
Lillian Smith (R) 547
Danetta Simpson (I) 291

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Campaign donors


In 2010, Stapleton raised $62,848 in contributions. [2]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Stapleton, Maureen L $4,155
Ficano Pac $4,000
Stapleton, Maureen L $2,000
Declare Michigan Pac $2,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

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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

Maureen Stapleton received a 15% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Appropriations
  • Judiciary and Corrections
  • Natural Resources
  • Higher Education


Rep. Maureen Stapleton
S 0588 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-1008

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