|Alberta Tinsley Talabi|
|Michigan House of Representatives District 2|
|January 1, 2011-Present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|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 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 District
- 7 Campaign Contributions
- 8 Contact
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Talabi grew in the Eastside of Detroit with her large family of eight brothers and sisters. After graduating from Scripps, Foch and Southeastern High School, she went onto pursue a dual major in social work and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. Talabi received her bachelor's of science degree in 1976.
She served as a Detroit City Council member from 1993-2009 and as the Wayne County Commissioner from 1987-1990. She is the founder of Mack Alive, the Coalition Against Billboard Advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco, and the Partnership for a Drug Free Detroit.
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 these committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2011|
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|
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 response:
- 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."
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|
More 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).
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Talabi raised $15,415 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Education Association||$1,000|
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.
District 3 is located in Detroit.
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Alberta Tinsley Talabi
S587 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone: (517) 373-1776
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- Official Biography
- Voting Record on MichiganVotes.org
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Project V ote Smart legislative profile
- Talabi on Facebook
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Michigan Board of Elections-2012 Candidate List
- Michigan House Democrats, "Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi's Bio," accessed August 2, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Alberta Tinsley Talabi Biography," accessed August 2, 2012
- Michigan Secretary of State "General Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Vote411-On Your Ballot, " Michigan House District 002 Candidate Detail," accessed August 2, 2012
- 2010 contributions
- 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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