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Tom McMillin
Tom McMillin.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1987
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom McMillin is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 45 since January 1, 2009.

Rep. McMillin has a bachelor's degree in Accounting/Economics from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is married to Dalila McMillin, and has two daughters Jessica and Anna.

Issues

Campaign themes

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

Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Eliminated the jobs-killing Michigan Business Tax"

Freedom

  • Excerpt:"Authored the bill to stop the unconstitutional indefinite detention authorized under the federal NDAA law"

Transparency

  • Excerpt:"First elected official in Michigan to post online his salary & benefits and his staffs' names and salaries and his office expenditures"

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.


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Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Education
Financial Liability Reform
Oversight, Chair
Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kosowski won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 45. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Joanna VanRaaphorst (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McMillin Incumbent 56% 25,972
     Democratic Joanna VanRaaphorst 44% 20,408
Total Votes 46,380

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

McMillin won election to the District 45 Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mary Ward (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom McMillin (R) 24,974
Mary Ward (D) 11,815

2008

On November 04, 2008, Tom McMillin ran for District 45 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Randy Young. [3]

Tom McMillin raised $67,286 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 45
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom McMillin (R) 29,450
Randy Young (D) 21,785

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, McMillin received $20,008 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom McMillin's campaign in 2010
Michigan Association Of CPAs$5,000
9th District Republican Cmte$1,500
Michigan Mcdonalds Operators Association$1,000
Retired Detroit Police & Firefighters Association$650
Michigan Association Of Realtors$500
Total Raised in 2010 $20,008

2008

In 2008 Tom McMillin collected $67,286 in donations. [6]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Thomas McMillin $11,649
Michigan Association of CPAs $5,000
Great Lakes Education Project $5,000
Michigan Chamber of Commerce $1,279
Principled Leadership Fund $1,250

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Tom McMillin
N-894 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 373-1773
TomMcMillin@house.mi.gov

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.[7]

January 2011 - March 2012

Tom McMillin received a 92% rating, the highest score awarded, on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[7]

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