Michigan House of Representatives District 2

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Michigan House of Representatives District 2
Current incumbentAlberta Tinsley Talabi Democratic Party
Population59,591
Gender53.0% Female, 47.0% Male
Race92.1% Black, 4.5% White, 1.6% Two or More Races, 1.3% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Other
Ethnicity99.3% Non-Hispanic, 0.7% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's second state house district is held by Democratic Representative Alberta Tinsley Talabi.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 59,591 civilians reside within Michigan's second state house district.[1] Michigan state representatives represent an average of 89,851 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 90,349 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] Michigan legislators assume office the at noon on first day of January.

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 4 of the Michigan Constitution states, "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Michigan Legislature are paid $71,685/year. Legislators can use up to $10,800/year for expenses.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Michigan legislature is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Michigan Term Limits Act in 1992. That initiative said that Michigan representatives are subject to term limits of no more than three two-year terms, or a total of six years.[4]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 1992 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2002.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever a vacancy occurs in the house, it is up to the Governor to call for a special election. A special election must be held during the next scheduled general election.[6] If the vacancy happened after the statewide primary, leaders of the respective party organizations within the Senate district can submit a list of nominees to be voted on by party leadership. A vote must be held no later than 21 days after the vacancy.[7]

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.[8][9][10]

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, 2012

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was May 15, 2012. The deadline for independent candidates was July 19, 2012. The deadline for write-in candidates was July 27, 2012.[11] Incumbent Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D) defeated Daniel Corrigan Grano (R) and Hans Christopher Barbe (G) in the general election. Talabi defeated incumbent Tim Bledsoe and Anthony Zander in the Democratic primary. Grano was unopposed in the Republican primary.[12][13]

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

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Maryland State House District 2 have raised a total of $355,796. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $7,570 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Maryland State House District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $76,368 5 $15,274
2010 $45,474 10 $4,547
2008 $15,831 7 $2,262
2006 $13,775 6 $2,296
2004 $74,422 12 $6,202
2002 $54,226 4 $13,557
2000 $75,700 3 $25,233
Total $355,796 47 $7,570

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