|Michigan House of Representatives District 12|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Bachelor's||Wayne State University, 1998|
|J.D.||Thomas Cooley Law School, 2004|
Tlaib was raised in Southwest Detroit, the eldest of 14 children and child of immigrants, and received her B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University and her law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in January of 2004. She has been married to her husband, Fayez, for 10 years, and has a son named Adam.
Tlaib's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"I am determined to stop the destruction of our neighborhoods, and my legislation on scrap metal will significantly reduce the market for stolen scrap metal."
- Excerpt:"I fought hard to obtain funding to establish the state’s first Community Court program to combat crimes like prostitution, auto theft, and property destruction in our neighborhoods."
- Excerpt:" Michigan is ranked in the top 10 for mortgage fraud, and for far too long we did not update our criminal code to take aggressive action against those who victimize homeowners and seniors."
- Excerpt:"Environmental justice has been Rashida’s top priority, and she has recently championed a bill that requires school districts to perform an environmental assessment before acquiring land to build or expand a school building to protect the health and well-being of kids, as well as our natural resources."
- Excerpt:"Rashida works to ensure that there are tough consumer protection laws in place to act as a safeguard for our loved ones."
Political campaign history
Rep. Tlaib is a former staffer for House Majority Floor Leader Steve Tobocman.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
- Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
- Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
More voting record details
- List of all of Rashida Tlaib’s roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s “advanced search” to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
- List of Rashida Tlaib’s 25 missed roll-call votes
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tlaib served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Appropriations, VIce-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tlaib served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tlaib served on these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2009|
Tlaib ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 6. She defeated incumbent Maureen Stapleton and challenger Patrick O'Connell in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Darrin Daigle (R) and Elena M. Herrada (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Rashida Tlaib Incumbent||92.2%||28,794|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Rashida Tlaib Incumbent||51.6%||5,339|
|Maureen Stapleton Incumbent||45%||4,656|
EndorsementsAs provided on her official campaign website, Tlaib was endorsed by the following list of individuals and organizations in 2012:
|Tlaib Endorsement List|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 12 General election (2010)|
|Rashida Tlaib (D)||6,997|
|Darrin Daigle (R)||611|
Rashida Tlaib raised $72,754 for her campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 12|
|Rashida Tlaib (D)||14,228|
|Darrin Daigle (R)||1,571|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Tlaib received $150,820 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rashida Tlaib's campaign in 2010|
|Meadows Majority Fund||$5,000|
|Association Of Accredited Chil||$2,500|
|Dillon Leadership Fund||$2,500|
|Michigan Automobile Dealers Association||$2,300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$150,820|
In 2008 Rashida Tlaib collected $72,754 in donations. 
Her six largest contributors in 2008 were:
|New Solutions Fund||$5,000|
|Arab American PAC||$1,000|
|Angerer Leadership Fund||$1,000|
|Michigan Association of Realtors||$1,000|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan||$1,000|
|Michigan Education Association||$1,000|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Rashida Tlaib
N0691 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Rashida Tlaib received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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- How they voted: Health care, meeting presence for public officials among ... - MLive.com
- Lawmakers from Detroit look to reduce auto insurance rates with package of bills - MLive.com
- Citizens for Legitimate Government: 19 May 2013 - Scoop.co.nz
- NAACP in Detroit sues over EM law, offers its own revenue recommendations - The Detroit News
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- Official Campaign Website
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Rashida Tlaib official government website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Michigan Votes - Rashida Tlaib
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- ↑ "rashida4rep," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Associated Press "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Rashida Tlaib Official Campaign Website, "Endorsements," accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Michigan House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Tlaib's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Rashida Tlaib
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
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