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Roberta Abdul-Salaam

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Roberta Abdul-Salaam
Roberta Abdul-Salaam.jpg
Georgia House of Representatives District 74
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chair, Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration
2003-2004
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 7, 1955
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
Roberta Abdul-Salaam (b. September 7, 1955) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 74 of the Georgia House of Representatives. She previously served in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing District 74 from 2005 to 2013.

Biography

Abdul-Salaam's professional experience includes working as a Paralegal with Golden and Associates LLP from 2001-2004, Legal Assistant with Swift Currie McGhee and Hiers LLP from 1998-2000 and Paralegal/Administrative Assistant with the United States Federal Government from 1980-1992.

She is the Regional Director of the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, President/Founder of Grassroots Connections Incorporated, Subscribing Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Associate Director of the SCLF Foundation and Vice Chair of Shoot-The-Hoop, Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abdul-Salaam served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014, with runoff elections taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Valencia Stovall defeated Roberta T. Abdul-Salaam and Yasmin M. Neal in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 74 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngValencia Stovall Incumbent 57% 1,421
Roberta Abdul-Salaam 29.9% 744
Yasmin Neal 13.1% 327
Total Votes 2,492

2010

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abdul-Salaam ran for re-election to the 74th District seat in 2010. No one filed to run against her in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 74 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D) 12,799 100.0%

She defeated Emory Wilkerson in the July 20 primary by a margin of 2,552-1,526.[6]

Georgia House of Representatives, District 74 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roberta Abdul-Salaam 2,551 62.6%
Emory Wilkerson 1,526 37.4%

2008

See also: Georgia House of Representatives elections, 2010

In 2008, Abdual-Salaam was re-elected to the Georgia House of Representatives District 74. Abdul-Salaam (D) ran unopposed and finished with 18,940 votes.[7] Abdual-Salaam raised $5,655 for her campaign fund.[8]

Georgia House of Representatives District 74
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roberta Abdual-Salaam (D) 18,940

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Abdul-Salaam collected $12,100 in campaign contributions.[9] The largest contributors to the campaign were as follows:

Georgia House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roberta Abdul-Salaam's campaign in 2010
Barnes, Roy E$1,000
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association$1,000
Outdoor Advertising Association Of Georgia$900
Communications Workers District 3$700
Atlanta North Georgia Labor Council$600
Total Raised in 2010 $12,100

2008

In 2008, Abdul-Salaam collected $5,655 in campaign contributions.[10] The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
CBS Outdoor $1,000
Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians $500
Brian Cosby $500
Headley L. Scott $300
Peppers of Riverdale Inc. $300

Controversies

Back taxes

In March 2010, watchdog website Atlanta Unfiltered revealed that Abdul-Salaam owed $22,381 in unpaid taxes. Georgia Department of Revenue documents revealed that she had not paid taxes since 2001.[11] She insisted that her taxes were current, and that her issues in that area were behind her.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Georgia House of Representatives District 74
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Valencia Stovall (D)