Alberta Tinsley-Talabi

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Alberta Tinsley-Talabi
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Wayne County Commissioner
1987-1990
Detroit City Council
1993-2009
Education
High schoolScripps, Foch and Southeastern High School
Bachelor'sEastern Michigan University, 1976
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Alberta Tinsley-Talabi is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Tinsley-Talabi served on the Detroit City Council from 1993 to 2009, and as a Wayne County Commissioner from 1987 to 1990.[1]

Biography

Tinsley-Talabi earned her B.S. in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University in 1976.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Financial Liability Reform
Local Government

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Tinsley-Talabi gave the following responses:

  • Job Growth and Employment Opportunities

"I will propose the state spending priorities focus on those activities that generate "real" jobs with particular consideration given to economically distressed areas."[3]

  • Preventing Mortgage Foreclosures

"I will propose that OFIR establish criteria for financial institutions to grant families with underwater loans new mortgages at current market value."[3]

  • Quality Public Education

"I will support higher state funding for K-12 School Aid Fund and improved teacher continuing education and technical support funding."[3]

Voting record details

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Alberta Tinsley-Talabi defeated Andrew Casazza and Bill Miller in the Democratic primary. Daniel Lamar was unopposed in the Republican primary. Danetta Simpson ran as an independent candidate but was disqualified before the general election.[4][5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley-Talabi Incumbent 64.6% 5,413
Andrew Casazza 27.6% 2,315
Bill Miller 7.8% 654
Total Votes 8,382

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tinsley-Talabi won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 2. She defeated District 1 incumbent Tim Bledsoe and Anthony Zander in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Daniel Corrigan Grano (R) and Hans Christopher Barbe (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley-Talabi Incumbent 71.8% 28,990
     Republican Daniel Grano 25.9% 10,459
     Green Hans Barbe 2.3% 938
Total Votes 40,387
Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley-Talabi Incumbent 51% 5,272
Tim Bledsoe Incumbent 45.4% 4,699
Anthony Zander 3.6% 374
Total Votes 10,345

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tinsley-Talabi won election to the District 3 seat in 2010. She defeated Carol Banks, Kenneth Jackson, Isaiah Lawson, Liscious Williams III and Kirk Young in the August 3 Democratic primary. She defeated Daniel Lamar (R) and Fred Vitale (G) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 3 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D) 13,200
Daniel Lamar (R) 522
Fred Vitale (G) 322

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tinsley-Talabi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tinsley-Talabi raised a total of $47,015 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[10]

Alberta Tinsley-Talabi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 2 Won $31,600
2010 Michigan State House, District 3 Won $15,415
Grand Total Raised $47,015

2012

Tinsley-Talabi won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tinsley-Talabi raised a total of $31,600.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alberta Tinsley-Talabi's campaign in 2012
DTE Energy$2,750
Michigan Farm Bureau$2,500
Michigan Education Association$2,000
American Council Of Engineering Companies Michigan$1,000
Ayar, Tom$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$31,600
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tinsley-Talabi won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tinsley-Talabi raised a total of $15,415.

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.[11]

January 2011 - March 2012

Alberta Tinsley-Talabi received a 6% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[11]

Personal

Tinsley-Talabi is the founder of Mack Alive, the Coalition Against Billboard Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco, and the Partnership for a Drug Free Detroit.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lisa Howze (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 2
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bettie Scott (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 3
2011–2013
Succeeded by
John Olumba (D)