Vincent Gregory

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Vincent Gregory
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Michigan State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2008 – 2010
Education
Bachelor'sMadonna University (2007)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1968 – 1970
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1948
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Vincent Gregory (b. July 20, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 14 since January 1, 2011. He currently serves as State Senate Minority Whip. Prior to his time as Senator, Gregory served in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 35 from 2009 to January 1, 2011.

In April 1968 Gregory was drafted into the United States Marine Corps. He was shipped to Vietnam in November 1968, where he would serve until November 1969. In 1970, Gregory was honorably discharged. In 1973, Vincent Gregory joined the Wayne County Sheriff's Department, where he attained the rank of Corporal and Detective. In 2003, he retired from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.

After graduating from Dundee High School in 1966, Vincent began attending Madonna University, a Catholic college in Livonia, Michigan. He put his education on hold for his military service in Vietnam, and in 2005, Gregory returned to Madonna University to complete his schooling. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations
Families, Seniors and Human Services, Vice-chair
Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Voting record

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.
  • 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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Elections

2010

Gregory won election to the 14th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Republican Michael Peters and Green Party candidate Karen Shelley in the November 2 general election.[1]

Michigan State Senate, District 14 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Gregory (D) 62,863
Michael Peters (R) 31,944
Karen Shelley (G) 2,415

2008

On November 04, 2008, Vincent Gregory ran for District 35 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Katie Koppin and Franklin Harden. [2]

Vincent Gregory raised $34,585 for his campaign.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vincent Gregory (D) 41,017
Katie Koppin (R) 4,936
Franklin Harden (G) 894

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gregory is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Gregory raised a total of $117,006 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[4]

Vincent Gregory's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $21,400
2010 Michigan State Senate, District 14 Won $61,021
2008 Michigan State House, District 35 Won $34,585
Grand Total Raised $117,006

2012

Gregory was not up for election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gregory raised a total of $21,400.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vincent Gregory's campaign in 2012
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,500
DTE Energy$1,400
Michigan Association Of Health Plans$1,200
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$800
Michigan Health & Hospital Association$800
Total Raised in 2012$21,400
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gregory won election to the Michigan State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gregory raised a total of $61,021.
Michigan State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vincent Gregory's campaign in 2012
Friends For Vincent Gregory$14,000
Michigan Education Association$6,050
Michigan Auto Workers$5,000
Michigan Bankers Association$2,150
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,150
Total Raised in 2012$61,021
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Gregory won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gregory raised a total of $34,585.

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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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Vincent Gregory received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

Personal

Gregory married his wife, Yvonne, in 1978. They live in Southfield and have six adult children, Lawrence, Troi, Vanessa, Vincent, Cortney, and Kristen. They have five grandchildren.

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 14
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 35
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Rudy Hobbs