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[[Democrat]] '''Timothy Bledsoe''' (b. June 18, 1953) of  [[Sunshinereview:Grosse Pointe, Michigan|Grosse Pointe]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_1_30670_7.pdf 1st District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his first term.  Bledsoe will face [[Janice Dumouchelle]] in the general election on November 2, 2010.
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[[Democrat]] '''Timothy Bledsoe''' (b. June 18, 1953) of  [[Sunshinereview:Grosse Pointe, Michigan|Grosse Pointe]] is the current state representative for the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_1_30670_7.pdf 1st District] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] serving his first term.  
  
 
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. Bledsoe is married to Dr. Mary Herring, a professor at Wayne State University.  He is a former college professor at Wayne State University.
 
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. Bledsoe is married to Dr. Mary Herring, a professor at Wayne State University.  He is a former college professor at Wayne State University.

Revision as of 13:19, 6 August 2010

Timothy Bledsoe
Timothy Bledsoe.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Professor
Website Official Site

Democrat Timothy Bledsoe (b. June 18, 1953) of Grosse Pointe is the current state representative for the 1st District of the Michigan House of Representatives serving his first term.

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. Bledsoe is married to Dr. Mary Herring, a professor at Wayne State University. He is a former college professor at Wayne State University.

Previous Offices Held

None

Political Campaign History

Voting Record

Key votes of 2009-2010

  • Click below to see how this representative voted.
  • 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 Legislature


Elections

2008

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

Timothy Bledsoe raised $74,623 for his campaign.[2]

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

Campaign Contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Timothy Bledsoe
S0585 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-0154
Fax: (517) 373-6094
TimBledsoe@house.mi.gov

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2008–present
Succeeded by
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