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{{tnr}}'''Winnie Brinks'''  is a write-in candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 76|District 76]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. Brinks was recruited by Democrats to run against Republican [[Roy Schmidt]] after he abruptly switched parties prior to the 2012 primary.
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{{tnr}}'''Winnie Brinks'''  is a [[Democratic]] representative-elect of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]]. Brinks was recruited by Democrats to run against Republican [[Roy Schmidt]] after he abruptly switched parties prior to the 2012 primary.
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
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Brinks is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 76. She had to receive a minimum of 1000 votes in the primary on August 7 to get on the general election ballot in November, and she far surpassed that number, amassing more than 2,500.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/08/democrats_winnie_brinks_will_b.html ''mlive.com'' "Democrats: Winnie Brinks will be on November ballot in 76th District," Accessed August 8, 2012]</ref> The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref name="Brinks">[http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/politics/brinks-begins-schmidt-seat-write-in ''Wood TV8'' "Brinks begins Schmidt seat write-in," Accessed July 23, 2012]</ref>
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Brinks won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 76. She had to receive a minimum of 1000 votes in the primary on August 7 to get on the general election ballot in November, and she far surpassed that number, amassing more than 2,500.<ref>[http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/08/democrats_winnie_brinks_will_b.html ''mlive.com'' "Democrats: Winnie Brinks will be on November ballot in 76th District," Accessed August 8, 2012]</ref> She defeated incumbent [[Roy Schmidt]] (R), [[Bing Goei]] (R), [[Patricia M. Steinport]] (L), [[William Mohr]] (I) and [[Keith Allard]] (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref name="Brinks">[http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/politics/brinks-begins-schmidt-seat-write-in ''Wood TV8'' "Brinks begins Schmidt seat write-in," Accessed July 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Schmidt and Speaker of the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] [[Jase Bolger]] became engulfed by controversy in July 2012 as a result of Schimdt's [[James Bolger#Elections|decision]] to become a Republican. Brinks has stated of her recruitment, "I know this is going to be a tremendous challenge. I'm not a politician. I've never run for office before. All I can do is pledge to you that I will do all I possibly can to win this race. I promise that I will restore honesty and integrity to this seat and I will represent you in the way that you expect and deserve."<ref name="Brinks"/>
 
Schmidt and Speaker of the [[Michigan House of Representatives|House]] [[Jase Bolger]] became engulfed by controversy in July 2012 as a result of Schimdt's [[James Bolger#Elections|decision]] to become a Republican. Brinks has stated of her recruitment, "I know this is going to be a tremendous challenge. I'm not a politician. I've never run for office before. All I can do is pledge to you that I will do all I possibly can to win this race. I promise that I will restore honesty and integrity to this seat and I will represent you in the way that you expect and deserve."<ref name="Brinks"/>

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Winnie Brinks
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Winnie Brinks is a Democratic representative-elect of the Michigan House of Representatives. Brinks was recruited by Democrats to run against Republican Roy Schmidt after he abruptly switched parties prior to the 2012 primary.

She is a caseworker for a non-profit employee support organization.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Brinks's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Educating our Children

  • Excerpt:"Money won’t solve every problem facing our schools, but I will fight to prioritize our real needs and restore the funding that was taken away from critical areas so that our children have the resources they need to do well in school"

Creating New Jobs

  • Excerpt:"I will work with small businesses and fight for policies that will help them grow and create jobs. Our small businesses are important to our local economies and deserve as much consideration as we give to large corporations."

Making Government Work for Us

  • Excerpt:"There’s no doubt that times are tough for families all across the state these days, which is why it’s more important than ever that we make every dollar work in the best interest of taxpayers. Government should be transparent and the citizens have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brinks won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 76. She had to receive a minimum of 1000 votes in the primary on August 7 to get on the general election ballot in November, and she far surpassed that number, amassing more than 2,500.[3] She defeated incumbent Roy Schmidt (R), Bing Goei (R), Patricia M. Steinport (L), William Mohr (I) and Keith Allard (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Schmidt and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger became engulfed by controversy in July 2012 as a result of Schimdt's decision to become a Republican. Brinks has stated of her recruitment, "I know this is going to be a tremendous challenge. I'm not a politician. I've never run for office before. All I can do is pledge to you that I will do all I possibly can to win this race. I promise that I will restore honesty and integrity to this seat and I will represent you in the way that you expect and deserve."[1]

Personal

Brinks is a married mother of three.[1]

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