Nancy Jenkins

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Nancy Jenkins
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Michigan House of Representatives District 57
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession District representative
Website House site
Nancy Jenkins is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 57 since January 1, 2011.

Jenkins is a district representative for Senator Cameron Brown. She has also worked as a real estate title examiner with several companies.

Jenkins graduated from Evangel University in 1986, then went on to earn her master's degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo in 1991.

Committee assignments


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

  • Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Subcommittee on Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on State Police, Vice Chair
  • Subcommittee on Transportation



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jenkins won election to the District 57 Seat in 2010. She defeated Jim Van Doren in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Harvey Schmidt (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Jenkins (R) 16,660
Harvey Schmidt (D) 12,385

Campaign donors


In 2010, Jenkins raised $208,351 in contributions. [1]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Campaign Cmte Of Michigan $137,500
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Michigan Republican Party $5,000
Bolger Restore Michigan Fund $5,000

Recall effort

See also: Nancy Jenkins recall, Michigan House of Representatives (2011)

In June 2011, recall language was approved targeting Nancy Jenkins for recall for her support of a strengthened emergency financial manager law. Organizers needed to deliver 7,317 signatures to the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. on August 5 in order to trigger a recall vote, something they said would not be a problem.[2]

However, Daniel Long, who was to deliver the petitions, reportedly had a family member involved in a car crash. Rushing to the hospital, Long left the petitions in his car, missing the deadline. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office refused an extension request.[3] Long said he had planned to submit the signatures the next week, in order to get on the February 2012 ballot, but he never did, leaving many puzzled.[4]

On August 25, members of a state recall committee made a formal request for an investigation by the state police into what happened to the petitions. Long turned over some 1,400 signatures to the state group, but claimed to have more than 10,000. Marian Townsend, who filed the complaint, said of the signatures, “If they did exist and are now missing, that would be a crime under the election laws.”[5]

As of September 20, the police investigation was continuing, while Long has not responded to calls for comment nor made any public statements since August 5.[6]

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