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}}{{tnr}}'''Woodrow Stanley''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 34.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Woodrow Stanley''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 34.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  
In 1983, Stanley was appointed to the Flint City Council representing the 2nd Ward, being re-elected until his election to the office of Mayor of the City of Flint defeating the incubment Matthew S. Collier.  Stanley was elected to three terms as Mayor defeating (in order) future mayor Don Williamson (1995) and City Councilor Scott Kincaid (1999).<ref>[http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/decision2007/2007/08/two_white_candidates_make_hist.html ''blog.mlive.com'', "Two white candidates make history," August 9, 2007]</ref> He was recalled in 2002 due to the city's shaky financial condition and a state appointed Financial Manager was appointed after he left office.  In  2004, Stanley was elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. <ref name="fj08">[http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/index.ssf/2008/12/woodrow_stanley_headed_for_sta.html ''mlive.com'', "Woodrow Stanley, headed for state House, thanks county commission for giving his political career new life," December 16, 2008]</ref> In his second term as Commissioner, Stanley was selected to be chairman of the Board of Commissioners. <ref>[http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/2008/01/woodrow_stanley_heads_county_b.html ''blog.mlive.com'', "Woodrow Stanley heads county board," January 3, 2008]</ref>
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In 1983, Stanley was appointed to the Flint City Council representing the 2nd Ward, being re-elected until his election to the office of Mayor of the City of Flint defeating the incubment Matthew S. Collier.  Stanley was elected to three terms as Mayor defeating (in order) future mayor Don Williamson (1995) and City Councilor Scott Kincaid (1999).<ref>[http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/decision2007/2007/08/two_white_candidates_make_hist.html ''blog.mlive.com'', "Two white candidates make history," August 9, 2007]</ref> He was recalled in 2002 due to the city's shaky financial condition and a state appointed Financial Manager was appointed after he left office.  In  2004, Stanley was elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners.<ref name="fj08">[http://www.mlive.com/flintjournal/index.ssf/2008/12/woodrow_stanley_headed_for_sta.html ''mlive.com'', "Woodrow Stanley, headed for state House, thanks county commission for giving his political career new life," December 16, 2008]</ref> In his second term as Commissioner, Stanley was selected to be chairman of the Board of Commissioners. <ref>[http://blog.mlive.com/flintjournal/newsnow/2008/01/woodrow_stanley_heads_county_b.html ''blog.mlive.com'', "Woodrow Stanley heads county board," January 3, 2008]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 15:51, 24 February 2014

Woodrow Stanley
Woodrow Stanley.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 34
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Flint
1991-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan-Flint, 1973
Associate'sMott Community College, 1971
Personal
BirthdayJune 12, 1950
Place of birthSchlater, Mississippi
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Woodrow Stanley is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

In 1983, Stanley was appointed to the Flint City Council representing the 2nd Ward, being re-elected until his election to the office of Mayor of the City of Flint defeating the incubment Matthew S. Collier. Stanley was elected to three terms as Mayor defeating (in order) future mayor Don Williamson (1995) and City Councilor Scott Kincaid (1999).[1] He was recalled in 2002 due to the city's shaky financial condition and a state appointed Financial Manager was appointed after he left office. In 2004, Stanley was elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners.[2] In his second term as Commissioner, Stanley was selected to be chairman of the Board of Commissioners. [3]

Biography

Stanley attended and graduated from Mott Community College, then earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Flint. At the University of Michigan-Flint, he has done additional course work towards a Master of Public Administration degree.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Services
Local Government
Regulatory Reform

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stanley served on the following 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

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Stanley ran in a special election for Michigan State Senate District 27. The seat was vacant following John Gleason's (D) election as Genesee County Clerk on November 6, 2012. Stanley lost against Jim Ananich in the Democratic primary on March 12. The special election took place on May 7.[4][5][6][7][8]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stanley won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 34. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Bruce Rogers (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWoodrow Stanley Incumbent 86.9% 28,816
     Republican Bruce Rogers 13.1% 4,336
Total Votes 33,152

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stanley won re-election to the District 34 Seat in 2010. He defeated Lacy Wilhelm in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Bruce Rogers (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 34 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Woodrow Stanley (D) 13,416
Bruce Rogers (R) 2,719

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stanley ran for District 34 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Adam Ford. [10]

Stanley raised $43,810 for his campaign.[11]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 34
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Woodrow Stanley (D) 26,867
Adam Ford (R) 4,973

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stanley is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Stanley raised a total of $165,735 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[12]

Woodrow Stanley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 34 Won $66,164
2010 Michigan State House, District 34 Won $55,761
2008 Michigan State House, District 34 Won $43,810
Grand Total Raised $165,735

2012

Stanley won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stanley raised a total of $66,164.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Woodrow Stanley's campaign in 2012
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$5,000
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$4,828
CMS Energy$4,500
DTE Energy$4,500
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$66,164
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stanley won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stanley raised a total of $55,761.

2008

Stanley won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stanley raised a total of $43,810.

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.[13]

January 2011 - March 2012

Woodrow Stanley received a 12% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[13]

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