|Michigan House of Representatives District 37|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Mayor of Farmington Hills|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1981|
|Master's||University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1991|
|Profession||Investment Consultant, LPL Financial|
- 1 Issues
- 2 Previous offices held
- 3 Political campaign history
- 4 Voting record
- 5 Committee assignments
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Campaign contributions
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 Recent news
- 11 External links
- 12 References
She was born to a Jewish family in Detroit, Michigan. She received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1983, and later received her Master's Degree in Business Administration in 1991, also from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has worked as an investment consultant at LPL Financial in Farmington Hills since 1999, and is a licensed accident, life, and health insurance agent. Barnett married her husband, attorney Mark Steckloff, in 1982, and together they have two children, Samantha and Jordan.
Barnett's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Revitalizing our Economy by attracting new businesses in emerging industries to Michigan"
- Excerpt:"Ensuring all Michigan Students have access to a world class education"
- Excerpt:"Ensuring local communities ability to provide essential services, such as police and fire protection"
Previous offices held
Barnett was elected as a Democrat the Farminton Hills City Council in 1995. She served in this position until 2003, when she was elected mayor. She served as the cities mayor until 2007. In 2008, she announced her intention to run for the 37th State House seat, which was left open by the retirement of Democrat Aldo Vagnozzi, who could not run for re-election due to term limits. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary, but faced Republican Paul Welday in the General Election. Welday was the chief of staff to former Republican Congressman Joe Knollenberg, and the election was generally thought to be competitive. However, Barnett's popularity as mayor, as well as the coattails of then-candidate Barack Obama led Barnett to an easy 60%-40% victory over Welday.
Political campaign history
- 2008 campaign for State House
- Vicki Barnett (D), 60%
- Paul Welday (R), 40%
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.'
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
More voting record details
- List of all of Vicki Barnett’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Vicki Barnett’s 0 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barnett has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barnett served on these committees:
Barnett won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 37. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Bruce Lilley (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 37 General election (2010)|
|Vicki Barnett (D)||20,750|
|Christopher Atallah (R)||12,633|
Vicki Barnett raised $134,155 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 37|
|Vicki Barnett (D)||28,575|
|Paul Welday (R)||18,954|
In 2010, Barnett received $76,182 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Vicki Barnett's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Education Association||$4,950|
|Michigan Auto Workers||$3,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$2,500|
|Vicki Barnett Mayoral Comm||$2,223|
|Total Raised in 2010||$76,182|
In 2008 Vicki Barnett collected $134,155 in donations. 
Her eight largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Operation Engineers Local 324||$5,100|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|Dillion Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|United Automobile Aerospace & Agricultural Impement Workers of America||$5,000|
|Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters||$5,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 58||$5,000|
|Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan||$5,000|
|Granholm Leadership Fund||$5,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Vicki Barnett
S0886 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Vicki Barnett received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- Official campaign website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Vicki Barnett
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Vicki Barnett
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Vicki Barnett on Facebook
- Vicki Barnett on YouTube
- "electvickibarnett," Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Barnett's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Vicki Barnett
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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