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name                = Tupac Hunter |
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|Name = Tupac Hunter
political position  = Michigan Senate District 5 |
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|Profile picture =Hunter.jpg
incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Michigan State Senate, District 5
assumed office     = 2007 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2015 |
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|Tenure =2007 - present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 1, 2015]]
profession          = Legislator |
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|Assumed office = 2007
  website             = [http://www.senate.mi.gov/hunter/ Senate site] |
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|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
}}{{tnr}}'''Tupac Hunter''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 5 since 2007. Hunter currently serves as the [[State Senate Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]].   
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|Base salary = $71,685/year
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|Per diem = $10,800 yearly expense allowance
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|Last election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|First elected =November 2006
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|Term limits = [[State legislatures with term limits|2 terms (8 years)]]
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|Next election = [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Tupac Hunter''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan State Senate]], representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.  Hunter currently serves as the [[State Senate Minority Floor Leader|Minority Floor Leader]].   
  
Before becoming a Senator, Hunter served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2006.  Hunter has had extensive political experience working as a Staff Aide for the Detroit City Council and also worked for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.
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Hunter served in the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2006.   
  
Hunter graduated from Morehouse College with his Bachelor's degree and is currently working on a Master's in Public Affairs degree from Oakland University.
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==Biography==
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Hunter earned his B.A. in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Morehouse College and master's degree in Public Affairs from Oakland University.  His professional experience includes working as a staff aide for the Detroit City Council, and for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Hunter serves on these committees:
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
  
* [[Banking & Financial Institution Committee, Michigan Senate|Banking and Financial Institutions]] (Minority Vice Chair)
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Commerce & Tourism Committee, Michigan Senate|Commerce and Tourism]]
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|State = Michigan
* [[Economic Development & Regulatory Reform Committee, Michigan Senate|Economic Development and Regulatory Reform]]
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|year = 2012
* [[Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies Committee, Michigan Senate|Homeland Security and Emerging Technologies]] (Minority Vice Chair)<ref>[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committees/standing.htm "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees]</ref>.
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking & Financial Institution
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Economic Development
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking & Financial Institution
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Economic Development
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 = Government Operations
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
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|State = Michigan
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|year = 2009
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = Banking & Financial Institution
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|Chair1 = Vice-chair
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|Committee2 = Commerce & Tourism  
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|Committee3 = Economic Development  
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|Committee4 = Homeland Security & Emerging Technologies  
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|Chair4 = Vice-chair
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
==Sponsored Legislation==
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==Issues==
===Mortgage Loan Origination Reform===
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====Mortgage loan origination reform====
 
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Senator Hunter was a co-sponsor of the ''Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act of 2009''.  The legislation was designed to strengthen the licensing standards of home mortgage brokers in the State of Michigan and increased penalties for brokers engaged in illegal activities.  The legislation included pre-licensing education and testing requirements, as well as fingerprinting and background checks under the federal ''Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008''. Loan originators in Michigan under the law would also be required to register through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry<ref>[http://michigan.realestaterama.com/2009/06/26/senate-approves-mortgage-loan-officer-licensing-requirements-to-comply-with-federal-law-ID0172.html "Michigan Real Estate Rama" Senate approves mortgage loan officer licensing requirements to comply with federal law, June 26, 2009]</ref>.  The law was approved by substantial majorities in the Michigan House and Senate was approved by Governor [[Jennifer Granholm]] on July 28, 2009<ref>[http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2009-2010/publicact/htm/2009-PA-0075.htm "Michigan Legislature" Michigan Public Act 75, September 1, 2009]</ref>.
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Hunter was a co-sponsor of the ''Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act of 2009''.  The legislation was designed to strengthen the licensing standards of home mortgage brokers in the State of Michigan and increased penalties for brokers engaged in illegal activities.  The legislation included pre-licensing education and testing requirements, as well as fingerprinting and background checks under the federal ''Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008''. Loan originators in Michigan under the law were required to register through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry<ref>[http://michigan.realestaterama.com/2009/06/26/senate-approves-mortgage-loan-officer-licensing-requirements-to-comply-with-federal-law-ID0172.html "Michigan Real Estate Rama" Senate approves mortgage loan officer licensing requirements to comply with federal law, June 26, 2009]</ref>.  The law was passed by substantial majorities in the Michigan Legislature, and was signed by Governor [[Jennifer Granholm]] on July 28, 2009.<ref>[http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2009-2010/publicact/htm/2009-PA-0075.htm "Michigan Legislature" Michigan Public Act 75, September 1, 2009]</ref>
  
==District 5==
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====Key votes of 2009-2010====
Thomas represents Michigan Senate District 5. District 5 includes the a portion Central Detroit and the suburbs of Dearborn Heights and Inkster<ref>[http://www.senate.michigan.gov/2003/5.pdf "Michigan Senate" Map of Senate Districts]</ref>.
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*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags], Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Remonumentation of State Border], Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10862 Don’t Blame Canada], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10499 Presidential Privileges], Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 07, 2006, Hunter ran for District 5 of the [[Michigan State Senate]], beating David Malhalab. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/06GEN/07005000.html ''Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008'']</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2008]]''
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On November 4, 2008, Hunter ran for District 5 of the [[Michigan State Senate]], beating David Malhalab (R).<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/results/06GEN/07005000.html ''Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008'']</ref>
  
 
Hunter raised $127,971 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90305 ''Follow the Money's report on Hunter's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
 
Hunter raised $127,971 for his campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90305 ''Follow the Money's report on Hunter's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name=Hunter
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|Full name=Tupac Hunter
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|year=2002
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|Editdate= March 28, 2013
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=5557 ''Follow the Money'', "Hunter, Tupac A." Retrieved May 28, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2012=57113
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|result2012=N/A
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|office2012=Michigan State Senate, District 5
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|totalraised2010=67577
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|result2010=Won
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|office2010=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2010|Michigan State Senate, District 5]]
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|totalraised2008=26875
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|result2008=N/A
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|office2008=Michigan State Senate, District 5
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|totalraised2006=127971
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|result2006=Won
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|office2006=[[Michigan State Senate elections, 2006|Michigan State Senate, District 5]]
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|totalraised2004=65633
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|result2004=Won
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|office2004=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2004|Michigan State House, District 9]]
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|totalraised2002=45579
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|result2002=Won
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|office2002=[[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2002|Michigan State House, District 9]]
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}}
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===2012===
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134959
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 57113
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|org1 = Operating Engineers Local 324
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|org2 = DTE Energy
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|org3 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Credit Union League
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|org5 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 4300
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|orgamount3 = 3997
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|orgamount4 = 3700
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|orgamount5 = 3200
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|}}
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===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=125753
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 67577
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|org1 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org2 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|org3 = Meijer, Inc.
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Mcdonalds Operators Association
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|orgamount1 = 5922
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|orgamount2 = 4100
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|orgamount3 = 3500
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|orgamount4 = 3400
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|orgamount5 = 3200
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|}}
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===2008===
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{{SLP donor box 2008
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97580
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = off
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 26875
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|org1 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|org2 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org3 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org4 = DTE Energy
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|org5 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 3300
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|orgamount2 = 3199
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|orgamount3 = 2600
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|orgamount4 = 2600
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|orgamount5 = 2000
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|}}
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===2006===
 
===2006===
In 2006 Tupac Hunter collected $127,971 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90305 2006 contributors to Tupac Hunter]</ref>
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{{SLP donor box 2006
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=90305
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|office= Michigan State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 127971
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|org1 = Tupac Hunter
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|org2 = Michigan Auto Dealers Association
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|org3 = Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Education Association
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|org5 = Michigan Bankers Association
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|orgamount1 = 15058
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|orgamount2 = 7500
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|orgamount3 = 5000
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|orgamount4 = 5000
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|orgamount5 = 4500
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|}}
  
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:  
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===2004===
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{{SLP donor box 2004
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|name = Hunter
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=68538
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
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|new = no
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 65633
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|org1 = Michigan Manufactured Housing RV & Campground Association
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|org2 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
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|org3 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Auto Dealers Association
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|org5 = Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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|orgamount1 = 5000
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 3663
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|orgamount4 = 2450
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|orgamount5 = 1700
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|}}
  
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===2002===
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{{SLP donor box 2002
| Tupac Hunter
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|name = Hunter
| align="right" | $15,058
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|full Name = Tupac Hunter
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|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=16231
| Michigan Auto Dealers Association
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|office= Michigan House of Representatives
| align="right" | $7,500
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
| Michigan Trial Lawyers Association  
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|total raised = 45579
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org1 = Hunter, Tupac
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|org2 = United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers Of America
| Michigan Education Association
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|org3 = Michigan Bankers Association
| align="right" | $5,000
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|org4 = Michigan Road Builders Association
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|org5 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|orgamount1 = 8802
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|orgamount2 = 2500
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|orgamount3 = 1000
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|orgamount4 = 1000
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|orgamount5 = 1000
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|}}
  
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
  
===Key votes of 2009-2010===
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====January 2011 - March 2012====
*<b>Click below to see how this representative voted.</b>
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'''Tupac Hunter''' received a '''14%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
* [http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12990 Super Speedway], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12976 Driver Responsibility Fees], Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12780 Crony Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12632 Golf Carts], Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12005 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags], Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Remonumentation of State Border], Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Fire Safe Cigarettes], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12017 Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs], Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11464 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11469 A Good Tax Gone Bad?], Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/11219 It’s From the Children], Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10862 Don’t Blame Canada], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10864 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 2], Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10703 Politically Correct Capitalism 3], Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10494 Grapes of Wrath], Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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.
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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10496 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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*[http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/10499 Presidential Privileges], Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Hunter is married with one child and resides in Detroit, Michigan.
 
Hunter is married with one child and resides in Detroit, Michigan.
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Tupac Hunter
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Michigan State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2002 - 2006
Education
Bachelor'sMorehouse College
Master'sOakland University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tupac Hunter is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Hunter currently serves as the Minority Floor Leader.

Hunter served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.

Biography

Hunter earned his B.A. in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Morehouse College and master's degree in Public Affairs from Oakland University. His professional experience includes working as a staff aide for the Detroit City Council, and for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Banking & Financial Institution, Vice-chair
Economic Development, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Mortgage loan origination reform


Senator Hunter on Mortgage Reform

Hunter was a co-sponsor of the Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act of 2009. The legislation was designed to strengthen the licensing standards of home mortgage brokers in the State of Michigan and increased penalties for brokers engaged in illegal activities. The legislation included pre-licensing education and testing requirements, as well as fingerprinting and background checks under the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008. Loan originators in Michigan under the law were required to register through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry[1]. The law was passed by substantial majorities in the Michigan Legislature, and was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm on July 28, 2009.[2]

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.
  • 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.
  • Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
  • Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
  • 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.
  • Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Hunter won re-election to the 5th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Bonnie Patrick in the November 2 general election.

Michigan State Senate, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tupac Hunter (D) 44,055
Bonnie Patrick (R) 8,856

2008

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hunter ran for District 5 of the Michigan State Senate, beating David Malhalab (R).[3]

Hunter raised $127,971 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tupac Hunter (D) 56,252
David Malhalab (R) 8,164

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hunter is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hunter raised a total of $390,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[5]

Tupac Hunter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $57,113
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 5 Won $67,577
2008 Michigan State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $26,875
2006 Michigan State Senate, District 5 Won $127,971
2004 Michigan State House, District 9 Won $65,633
2002 Michigan State House, District 9 Won $45,579
Grand Total Raised $390,748

2012

Hunter was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $57,113.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tupac Hunter's campaign in 2012
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
DTE Energy$4,300
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$3,997
Michigan Credit Union League$3,700
Michigan Bankers Association$3,200
Total Raised in 2012$57,113
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hunter won re-election to the Michigan State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $67,577.

2008

Hunter was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $26,875.

2006

Hunter won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $127,971.

2004

Hunter won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $65,633.

2002

Hunter won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hunter raised a total of $45,579.

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.[6]

January 2011 - March 2012

Tupac Hunter received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[6]

Personal

Hunter is married with one child and resides in Detroit, Michigan.

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