|Alberta Tinsley Talabi|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 2|
|January 1, 2011 - present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Wayne County Commissioner|
|Detroit City Council|
|High school||Scripps, Foch and Southeastern High School|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Michigan University, 1976|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Talabi served on the Detroit City Council from 1993 to 2009, and as a Wayne County Commissioner from 1987 to 1990.
Talabi earned her B.S. in Social Work and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University in 1976.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Talabi served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Financial Liability Reform|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Talabi served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates to provide information about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. 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."
- 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."
- Quality Public Education
"I will support higher state funding for K-12 School Aid Fund and improved teacher continuing education and technical support funding."
Voting record details
- List of all of Alberta Tinsley Talabi’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).
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Alberta Tinsley Talabi Incumbent||71.8%||28,990|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Alberta Tinsley Talabi Incumbent||51%||5,272|
|Tim Bledsoe Incumbent||45.4%||4,699|
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 3 General election (2010)|
|Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D)||13,200|
|Daniel Lamar (R)||522|
|Fred Vitale (G)||322|
Comprehensive donor information for Talabi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Talabi raised a total of $47,015 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.
|Alberta Tinsley Talabi's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 2||$31,600|
|2010||Michigan State House, District 3||$15,415|
|Grand Total Raised||$47,015|
2012Talabi won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, 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|
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$2,500|
|Michigan Education Association||$2,000|
|American Council Of Engineering Companies Michigan||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$31,600|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2010Talabi won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Talabi raised a total of $15,415.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Alberta Tinsley-Talabi's campaign in 2010|
|Michigan Education Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$15,415|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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
Alberta Tinsley Talabi received a 6% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
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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- Office website
- Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Board of Elections-2012 Candidate List
- Project Vote Smart, "Alberta Tinsley Talabi Biography," accessed August 2, 2012
- Michigan House Democrats, "Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi's Bio," accessed August 2, 2012
- Vote411-On Your Ballot, " Michigan House District 002 Candidate Detail," accessed August 2, 2012
- Michigan Secretary of State "General Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Talabi, Alberta Tinsley." Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Michigan Votes, "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012
Lisa Howze (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 2
| Succeeded by|
Bettie Scott (D)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 3
| Succeeded by|
John Olumba (D)
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