Andrew Casazza

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Andrew Casazza
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 2
Campaign website
Andrew Casazza was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Casazza's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Funding the education our kids deserve

  • Excerpt: "As your legislator, I will work to stop this diversion of funds, and lobby to create several concise funding bills rather than our current large, omnibus education bill (HB 4228).As a resident of Michigan, I am excited to see that our education will be now held to a national standard. The adoption of the Common Core is something that I strongly support."

Putting resources where they are needed most

  • Excerpt: "Over the past several years, crime in our district has reached a critical level. We need to ensure that state police funding is going directly to our most vulnerable neighborhoods - those that exceed the national violent crime rate. As your legislator, I will work to expand our state police grant system to do just that. "

Emergency Manager and Detroit's Bankruptcy

  • Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that when the Emergency Manager's term is up, the power is restored to the elected individuals who can be held accountable by the people. I have the utmost faith in newly-elected Mayor Duggan and will advocate for his administration's takeover of city management at the conclusion of Kevyn Orr's term. Further, we must protect the pensions of the hard working men and women that depend on them during Detroit's bankruptcy."

Taxes and Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "The tax burden must be removed from the hard working men and women that make our communities great. I support gradually reducing the state income tax to 3.9 % and easing state property taxes."



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.[3][4][1][5]

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

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