|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
Tinsley-Talabi served on the Detroit City Council from 1993 to 2009, and as a Wayne County Commissioner from 1987 to 1990.
Tinsley-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. Tinsley-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).
Tinsley-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|
Tinsley-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 Tinsley-Talabi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tinsley-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|
2012Tinsley-Talabi won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tinsley-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|
2010Tinsley-Talabi won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tinsley-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.
Tinsley-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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