Alberta Tinsley-Talabi

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Alberta Tinsley Talabi
Roberta Tinsley-Talabi.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 3
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Office website
Alberta Tinsley Talabi is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 3. Talabi was first elected in 2010.

Talabi has 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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Talabi has been appointed to these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Talabi is opposed by Tim Bledsoe, Bettie Cook Scott, Harry Scott, and Anthony Zander in the Democratic primary on August 7.[1]


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D) 13,200
Daniel Lamar (R) 522
Fred Vitale (G) 322

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Campaign donors


In 2010, Talabi raised $15,415 in contributions. [2]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AFSCME $2,000
Auto Workers $1,500
DPOA PAC $1,000
Michigan Education Association $1,000

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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.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Alberta Tinsley Talabi received a 6% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


District 3 is located in Detroit.

Campaign Contributions

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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