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Revision as of 22:33, 6 January 2013

Terry Brown
Terry Brown.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
Representative
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
2007 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionPrincipal/Supervisor/Coordinator/Social Worker, Huron Intermediate School District
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Terry Brown is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 since January 1, 2013. Brown was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84 from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2011.

Rep. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Graceland University in Iowa. He went on to earn two master’s degrees: a master’s in social work from Michigan State University and a master’s in educational administration from Grand Valley State University.

Rep. Brown is married to Carol. They have one daughter, Teresa, and two sons, Chris and Bryan.

Issues

Campaign Themes

Brown's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt:"Foster job creation by working with small businesses to ensure they have the tools they need to grow, and support entrepreneurs to invest in the our Thumb communities."
  • Excerpt:"Restore money to our kids’ schools from the devastating and unnecessary cuts made by Lansing."
  • Excerpt:Fight against the new senior pension tax which takes money from our local economies.""
  • Excerpt:"Push the continued innovation and development of Michigan’s agriculture industry and make the Thumb a great place to live, work and play."

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, 2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 84. He defeated Richard Lee Badger in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeted Dan Grimshaw (R) and Edward J. Canfield (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Brown 52.6% 21,345
     Republican Dan Grimshaw 38.2% 15,480
     Independent Edward Canfield 9.2% 3,748
Total Votes 40,573


Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Brown 89.2% 3,446
Richard Badger 10.8% 416
Total Votes 3,862

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown ran for re-election to the District 84 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Kurt Damrow in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Damrow (R) 15,183
Terry Brown (D) 15,153

2008

On November 04, 2008, Terry Brown ran for District 84 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Anna Kabot. [3]

Terry Brown raised $108,574 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Brown (D) 28,192
Anna Kabot (R) 15,321

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Terry Brown collected $108,574 in donations. [5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Michigan Education Association $5,000
Dillon Leadership Fund $5,000
AM FED Of ST. CO & MUN EMP $5,000
U A W MI $5,000
Operating Engineer's Local 324 $5,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Terry Brown
S1188 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0476
terrybrown@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kurt Damrow (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
2013-present
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 84
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Kurt Damrow (R)