Steven Lindberg

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Steven Lindberg
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Michigan House of Representatives District 109
Incumbent
Assumed office
2007
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website House Site

Democrat Steven Lindberg of Marquette is the current state representative for the 109th District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his second term. Rep. Lindberg was born in Carlshend, Michigan[1] on June 2, 1944.

He 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 receiving 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 sits 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%

Voting Record

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 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

More Voting Record Details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Steven Lindberg’s Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Steven Lindberg
S1488 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0498
stevenlindberg@house.mi.gov

References

  1. Candidate website biography

External links

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