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Brown won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 84. He defeated [[Richard Lee Badger]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Dan Grimshaw]] (R) and [[Edward J. Canfield]] (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref>
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Brown won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 84. He defeated [[Richard Lee Badger]] in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated [[Dan Grimshaw]] (R) and [[Edward J. Canfield]] (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Terry Brown
Terry Brown.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/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
CandidateVerification
Terry Brown is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from Graceland University in Iowa, and master’s degrees in Social Work from Michigan State University and Educational Administration from Grand Valley State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Brown's website highlighted 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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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 defeated 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

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brown ran for District 84 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Anna Kabot.[3]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $426,800 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[5]

Terry Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 84 Won $207,112
2010 Michigan State House, District 84 Defeated $75,561
2008 Michigan State House, District 84 Won $108,574
2006 Michigan State House, District 84 Won $35,553
Grand Total Raised $426,800

2012

Brown won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $207,112.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terry Brown, Michigan's campaign in 2012
Michigan House Democratic Fund$104,730
Segal For Michigan$5,000
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
James Townsend Leadership Fund$5,000
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$207,112
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brown lost the election for the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $75,561.

2008

Brown won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $108,574.

2006

Brown won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $35,553.

Personal

Brown and his wife, Carol, have one daughter and two sons.

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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
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