Tupac Hunter

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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 A. 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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