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Timothy Bledsoe
Timothy Bledsoe.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
Former member
In office
2009-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University, 1976.
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas, 1978
Ph.D.University of Nebraska, 1984
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1953
Place of birthLake Village, AR
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Timothy Bledsoe is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 1 from 2009 to 2013.

Bledsoe earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University. He later received his master’s from the University of Arkansas, and then his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He is a former college professor at Wayne State University.

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bledsoe served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bledsoe served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bledsoe was defeated by District 3 incumbent Alberta Tinsley Talabi in the Democratic primary on August 7.[1][2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley Talabi Incumbent 51% 5,272
Tim Bledsoe Incumbent 45.4% 4,699
Anthony Zander 3.6% 374
Total Votes 10,345

Campaign themes

Blesdoe lists his 2012 campaign priorities on his official campaign website:[3]

  • Schools of Choice and Education
  • Protect Lake St. Clair
  • Ethics in Government
  • Economic Development
  • Violence and Crime
  • Improving Infrastructure

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bledsoe won re-election to the District 1 Seat in 2010. He defeated Charles Kimbrough and Anthony Murry in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Janice Dumouchelle (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Bledsoe (D) 17,718
Janice Dumouchelle (R) 15,210

2008

On November 04, 2008, Timothy Bledsoe ran for District 1 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Mary Lang. [4]

Timothy Bledsoe raised $74,623 for his campaign.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Bledsoe (D) 26,811
Mary Lang (D) 20,405

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bledsoe received $33,424 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timothy Bledsoe's campaign in 2010
Bradley, Shirley$500
Stroh Iii, John$500
Ruffner, Rick$500
Dennison, Joyce S$500
Ullery, Michelle$500
Total Raised in 2010 $33,424

2008

In 2008 Timothy Bledsoe collected $74,623 in donations. [7]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Timothy Bledsoe $19,000

Scorecards

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.[8]

January 2011 - March 2012

Timothy Bledsoe received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[8]

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Recall effort

A Republican group started a recall campaign against Bledsoe and fellow Democratic state Reps. Phil Cavanagh and Dian Slavens in the fall of 2011. Early in January 2012, attorney and GOP strategist Stu Sandler said they would be suspending all three recalls.[9]

Personal

Bledsoe currently resides in Grosse Point City with his wife, Dr. Mary Herring, a professor at Wayne State University, and their daughter Daisy.[10]

Contact

Rep. Timothy Bledsoe
S0585 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Phone: (517) 373-0154
Fax: (517) 373-6094

E-mail: TimBledsoe@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Brian Banks (D)