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Warren attended the University of Michigan, majoring in political science.  Her professional experience includes working as  the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Michigan from 1999 to 2006, and on the staffs of State Representatives Mary Schroer and Hubert Price.
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Warren earned her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1994.  Her professional experience includes working as  the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Michigan from 1999 to 2006, and on the staffs of State Representatives Mary Schroer and Hubert Price.<ref name=bio>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/19884/rebekah-warren#.VCWxhhbTD3I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Biography," accessed September 26, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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Environmental issues topped Warren's agenda in the state legislature in 2007-2008.  She championed the passage of the Great Lakes Compact and associated legislation to govern withdrawals of the state's groundwater.  The Center for Michigan touted the package as "the most important accomplishment to come out of the Michigan legislature this year."<ref>[http://www.thecenterformichigan.net/blog/huge-breakthrough-in-lansing/ ''Center for Michigan'', "Huge Breakthrough in Lansing," June 27, 2008]</ref>
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Environmental issues topped Warren's agenda in the state legislature in 2007-2008.  She championed the passage of the Great Lakes Compact and associated legislation to govern withdrawals of the state's groundwater.  The Center for Michigan touted the package as "the most important accomplishment to come out of the Michigan legislature this year."<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.thecenterformichigan.net/blog/huge-breakthrough-in-lansing/ ''Center for Michigan'', "Huge Breakthrough in Lansing," June 27, 2008]</ref>
  
 
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Rebekah Warren
Rebekah Warren.jpg
Michigan State Senate, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2007 – 2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan (1994)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 25, 1971
Place of birthOwosso, Michigan
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rebekah Warren (b. November 25, 1971) is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Warren served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.

Biography

Warren earned her B.S. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1994. Her professional experience includes working as the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Michigan from 1999 to 2006, and on the staffs of State Representatives Mary Schroer and Hubert Price.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Finance
Health Policy, Vice-chair
Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes, Vice-chair
Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing
Regulatory Reform
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Warren served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Warren served on the following committees:

Issues

Free in-state college tuition

While in the House, Warren and mother-in-law Alma Wheeler Smith introduced legislation in 2009 to provide free college tuition for Michigan residents by raising the state income tax.[2]

Women's rights

Warren is an ardent supporter of gender equity and has championed abortion rights. In 2005 she was recognized for her leadership by the National Women's Political Caucus of Michigan with their annual Millie Award. NOW of Michigan named her "Legislator of the Year" in 2009.

She has sponsored or cosponsored legislation to prevent pay discrimination, provide emergency contraception, extend family medical leave to adopting parents, and provide support and protections for sexual assault survivors.[3]

Environmental protection

Environmental issues topped Warren's agenda in the state legislature in 2007-2008. She championed the passage of the Great Lakes Compact and associated legislation to govern withdrawals of the state's groundwater. The Center for Michigan touted the package as "the most important accomplishment to come out of the Michigan legislature this year."[4]

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.

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Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Rebekah Warren was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Terry Linden was unopposed in the Republican primary. Warren faces Linden in the general election.[5][6][7]

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Warren won election to the 18th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican John Hochstetler in the November 2 general election.[8]

Michigan State Senate, District 18 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebekah Warren (D) 60,333
John Hochstetler (R) 31,771

2008

On November 4, 2008, Warren ran for District 53 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Christina Brewton and Matt Erard.[9]

Warren raised $62,973 for her campaign.[10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 53
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rebekah Warren (D) 37,845
Christina Brewton (R) 8,282
Matt Erard (G) 2,200

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Warren is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Warren raised a total of $439,877 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[11]

Rebekah Warren's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $41,852
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 18 Won $224,885
2008 Michigan State House, District 53 Won $62,973
2006 Michigan State House, District 53 Won $99,095
1998 Michigan State House, District 52 Defeated $11,072
Grand Total Raised $439,877

2012

Warren was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Warren raised a total of $41,852.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rebekah Warren's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$5,500
DTE Energy$3,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,506
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$1,250
AT&T$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$41,852
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Warren won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Warren raised a total of $224,885.

2008

Warren won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Warren raised a total of $62,973.

2006

Warren won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Warren raised a total of $99,095.

1998

Warren lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Warren raised a total of $11,072.

Scorecards

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.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Rebekah Warren received an 11% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]

Personal

Warren is married to Washtenaw County Commissioner Conan Smith and is the daughter-in-law of former Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 18
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 53
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Irwin