Sharon Tyler

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Sharon Tyler
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Michigan House of Representatives District 78
Former member
In office
2009-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
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Sharon Tyler was a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 78 from 2009 to 2013.

Rep. Tyler is a lifelong resident of Berrien County and has two adult children. Tyler served as executive director of the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance and executive director of the Berrien County Manufacturers Council for 12 years.

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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Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tyler served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tyler won re-election to the District 78 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Cindy Ellis (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 78 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Tyler (R) 15,218
Cindy Ellis (D) 8,070

2008

On November 04, 2008, Sharon Tyler ran for District 78 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Judy Truesdell. [1]

Sharon Tyler raised $227,952 for her campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 78
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Tyler (R) 20,228
Judy Truesdell (D) 18,627

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Tyler received $50,187 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Tyler's campaign in 2010
Tyler, Sharon$24,886
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,450
Comm-PAC$2,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$1,600
Michigan Bankers Association$1,400
Total Raised in 2010 $50,187

2008

In 2008 Sharon Tyler collected $227,952 in donations. [4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Sharon Tyler $67,348
Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee $40,000
Michigan Farm Bureau $5,000
Cox 5200 Club $5,000
Michigan's Great Southwest Fund $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Sharon Tyler
N-1097 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1796
SharonTyler@house.mi.gov

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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Sharon Tyler received a 67% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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Michigan House of Representatives District 78
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