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 Democratic
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

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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

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lindberg ran for re-election to the District 109 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He faced John Brock in the general election on November 2, 2010.

2008

On November 04, 2008, Steven Lindberg ran for District 109 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Doreen Takalo and Richard Hendricksen. [2]

Steven Lindberg raised $38,931 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 109
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steven Lindberg (D) 26,766
Doreen Takalo (R) 12,444
Richard Hendricksen (NPA) 2,870

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Steven Lindberg collected $38,931 in donations. [4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

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
  2. Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  3. Follow the Money's report on Lindberg's 2008 campaign contributions
  4. 2008 contributors to Steven Lindberg

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