|Michigan House of Representatives District 109|
|2007 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Northern Michigan University|
|Master's||Northern Michigan University|
|Place of birth||Marquette, MI|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 Voting record
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Steven Lindberg’s Campaign Contributions
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Lindberg graduated from Gwinn High School in 1962 and attended Northern Michigan University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, his teaching certificate and later a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling. In 1968, Lindberg began teaching at the Women's Job Corps Center at Northern Michigan University. He then taught in the Marquette Public Schools System as a teacher and Guidance Counselor. He owned a travel agency in Marquette, Michigan. Lindberg retired in 1997.
Previous offices held
Lindberg was elected to replace outgoing representative Stephen Adamini on November 7, 2006, who retired due to term limits. Lindberg received more than twice as many votes as his Republican opponent, Joel Westrom. Lindberg won a highly competitive four-way Democratic primary earlier in the year. He represents the 109th District, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He sat on the Education, Energy and Technology, Labor, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources committees. Lindberg won re-election in 2008 against Republican Doreen Takalo and Independent Richard Hendricksen. In 2009, Lindberg became chairman of the Labor Committee.
Political campaign history
- 2008 election for State House
- Steve Lindberg (D), 61%
- Doreen Takalo (R), 30%
- Richard Hendricksen (I), 7%
- 2006 election for State House
- Steve Lindberg (D), 67%
- Joel Westrom (R), 33%
- 2006 Democratic Primary election for State House
- Steve Lindberg (D), 45%
- Mike Taylor (D), 29%
- Rod DesJardins (D), 14%
- Richard Hendricksen (D), 11%
Steve Lindberg has a relatively liberal voting record in the State House. He voted "NO" on SB 776, the bill which amended the Michigan penal code to ban late-term abortions and partial birth abortions. He voted "Yes" on HB 4836, a bill which would characterize discrimination based on sexual orientation a "Hate Crime."He twice voted to ban tobacco smoking in public places. Lindberg has a generally pro-labor, pro-environment voting record. The Michigan AFL-CIO gives him a lifetime rating of 100. The Michigan League of Conservation Voters also gives him a lifetime score of 100.
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 Steven Lindberg’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 Steven Lindberg’s 5 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lindberg served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Corrections, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lindberg served on these committees:
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 109 General election (2010)|
|Steven Lindberg (D)||17,160|
|John Brock (R)||12,496|
Steven Lindberg raised $38,931 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 109|
|Steven Lindberg (D)||26,766|
|Doreen Takalo (R)||12,444|
|Richard Hendricksen (NPA)||2,870|
In 2010, Lindberg received $47,207 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steven Lindberg's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$4,800|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,615|
|Michigan Education Association||$2,550|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$47,207|
In 2008 Steven Lindberg collected $38,931 in donations. 
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$4,500|
|Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$2,205|
|Michigan Education Association||$2,175|
|Michigan Electric Cooperative Association||$1,800|
|Michigan Energy PAC||$1,150|
Steven Lindberg’s Campaign Contributions
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Steven Lindberg
S1488 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Steven Lindberg received a 6% rating, the lowest awarded, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Steven Lindberg's campaign website
- Michigan House Democrats - Steven Lindberg
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Steven Lindberg
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Steven Lindberg on Facebook
|Michigan House of Representatives District 109
2007 - 2013
| Succeeded by|
John Kivela (D)
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