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Jim Townsend

Democratic — Representative — District 26
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Jim Townsend represents House District 26 in the Michigan House, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 506 bills.

2010 123380.0
2012 111995.05

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    N0790 Anderson House Office Building
    124 North Capitol Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Phone: 5173733818

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News and Blog Coverage

Townsend Retirement Tax Reform Would Prevent Tax Increases on Surviving Spouses

LANSING — Bipartisan backed legislation introduced by State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), House Bill 4124, would ensure surviving spouses are not subjected to a tax increase as a result of the loss of their loved one. “I view this legislation as resolving an unintended consequence that can occur in ...

Oakland House Democrats Sworn In to Serve in State House

LANSING � Members of the Michigan House Democratic caucus from Oakland County � including House Democratic Leader and 29th District Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), new members Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) from the 27th District, Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) from the 35th District and Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) ...

Oakland House Democrats Sworn In to Serve in State House

LANSING � Members of the Michigan House Democratic caucus from Oakland County � including House Democratic Leader and 29th District Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), new members Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) from the 27th District, Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) from the 35th District and Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • HB 4538

    Civil rights; general discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; include as categories protected under the Elliott-Larsen civil rights act. Amends title & secs. 102, 103, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 302, 302a, 402, 502, 504, 505 & 506 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2102 et seq.).

  • HR 66

    A resolution to memorialize the United States Congress to oppose the construction of an underground nuclear waste repository in Ontario, Canada and to urge Canadian officials to find alternatives to Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste in the Great Lakes basin.

  • HCR 10

    A concurrent resolution to memorialize the United States Congress to oppose the construction of an underground nuclear waste repository in Ontario, Canada and to urge Canadian officials to find alternatives to Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury nuclear waste in the Great Lakes basin.

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  • HB 4524

    Trade; consumer goods and services; sales or use of human lice treatments containing lindane; prohibit except in circumstances involving a physician. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding pt. 140 to art. 12.

  • HJR P

    Legislature; legislative agencies; fiscal impact statement; prohibit bill from being considered until house and senate fiscal agencies have prepared. Amends sec. 26, art. IV of the state constitution.

  • HB 4525

    State agencies (existing); civil rights; general discrimination; method for anonymous reporting of violations of civil rights act; require department to establish. Amends sec. 602 of 1976 PA 453 (MCL 37.2602).

Recent Votes

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HB 4220

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 111 Yeas 100 Nays 10

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10090.0
•••No: 109.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4286

passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 112 Yeas 99 Nays 11

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 9990.0
•••No: 1110.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4154

Roll Call # 107 Yeas 89 Nays 21

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 8980.0
•••No: 2119.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4156

Roll Call # 109 Yeas 89 Nays 21

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 8980.0
•••No: 2119.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4155

Roll Call # 108 Yeas 90 Nays 20

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 9081.0
•••No: 2018.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 4161

Roll Call # 110 Yeas 108 Nays 2

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 10898.0
•••No: 21.0
•••Other: 00.0
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