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  Griffin, Martin J. "Marty"
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<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameMartin J. "Marty" Griffin
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Jackson, Michigan , United States
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Nov 01, 2009 06:07pm
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InfoMartin Griffin is not another stereotypical politician. Throughout his public service , Marty has challenged the status quo way of doing things and taken on party leadership when their approach didn't reflect what was best for his district. He has been able to stay true to the principles of the people who elect him and get things done to improve his community. That's just what the 19th State Senate District needs right now.
Griffin grew up in Jackson and graduated from the University of Michigan. He has experience in both the public and private sector, working as a Realtor for many years. Griffin was elected Jackson's mayor in 1995 and for the twelve years he served the city his focus was on bringing in new investment by cleaning up and redeveloping downtown areas, streamlining the permitting process to cut red tape, and balancing the city budget without raising taxes.

In 2006, the people of the 64th State House District sent him to Lansing to represent them, and that's just what he's done by fighting to help struggling families and oppose tax hikes. Griffin voted against the income tax increase in 2007 and supported a bill that would have kept property taxes from going up if your home value goes down. He has also voted to cut legislators' pay and benefits, reduce state spending, and require more transparency and disclosure.

The issues Griffin works on are so in step with the people he represents because he has always been closely connected to his community. He is involved with a number of local organizations, including the Economic Development Corporation of Jackson, the Downtown Kiwanis Club, the Ella Sharp Park Board, Cascade Capital Humane Society, Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Police and Fire Pension Boards, and the National Association of Realtors.


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  11/02/2010 MI State House 064 Lost 40.93% (-18.13%)
  11/03/2009 MI State Senate 19 - Special Election Lost 34.32% (-26.71%)
  08/04/2009 MI State Senate 019 - Special D Primary Won 65.92% (+31.84%)
  11/04/2008 MI State House 064 Won 62.66% (+25.33%)
  01/03/2007 Assistant Associate Majority Leader Lost 50.00% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2006 MI State House 064 Won 52.55% (+5.11%)
  08/08/2006 MI State House 064- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MI State House 064 Lost 48.87% (-0.95%)
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