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 4, 2014
First elected2010
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 (dead link) 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 took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held 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. Tinsley-Talabi defeated Lamar in the general election. Danetta Simpson ran as an independent candidate but was disqualified before the general election.[4][5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley-Talabi Incumbent 69.4% 17,369
     Republican Daniel Lamar 30.6% 7,664
Total Votes 25,033
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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References

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)