|Michigan House of Representatives District 52|
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Previous offices held
Before joining the House in 2004, Byrnes served on the Washtenaw County Road Commission in 2000.
Political campaign history
- 2008 Election
- Pam Byrnes (D) 62%
- Eric Lielbridis (R) 38%
- 2006 Election
- Pam Byrnes (D) won by 11,000 votes
- Shannon Brown (R)
- 2004 Election
- Pam Byrnes (D) won by 5,000 votes
- Joe Yekulis (R)
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
- List of all of Pamela Byrnes’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Pamela Byrnes’s 24 missed roll-call votes
Committee Assignments, 2009-2010
- Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
- New Economy and Quality of Life
- Regulatory Reform
- Transportation (Chair)
- Public Employee Health Care Reform (Chair)
Byrnes was not eligible for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives due to Michigan term limits.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Byrnes ran unsuccessfully for the 18th District Senate Seat in 2010. She was defeated by a margin of 13,113 to 9,539 in the August 3 Democratic primary election.
Pamela Byrnes raised $114,297 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 52|
|Pamela Byrnes (D)||35,957|
|Eric Lielbriedis (R)||19,180|
|John Boyle (L)||1,981|
|Tom Partridge (Write-In)||1|
In 2008 Pamela Byrnes collected $114,297 in donations. 
Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Michigan Education Association||$5,000|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$4,800|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$3,500|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Progressive Womens Alliance of West Michigan||$3,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Pamela Byrnes
Room 251, Capitol Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
- Pam Byrnes' personal website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Pamela Byrnes
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Pamela Byrnes
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Pam Byrnes on Facebook
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