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Anthony Zander
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 2
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, Wayne State University
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ProfessionNon-profit analyst and consultant
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Campaign website
Anthony Zander was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the Michigan House of Representatives.


Zander was born and raised in Detroit. His mother raised Zander and his brother on her own. Zander earned a bachelor's degree in Public Affairs and Political Science from Michigan State University and Wayne State University. While attending college, he began what would become a career commitment to the American Red Cross. His first job with the American Red Cross was working in the manufacturing area, and led to him to become a member of Teamsters #337. Zander has since risen in the ranks to the position of analyst for the Red Cross, specializing in policy evaluation and process improvement. He has consulted on management and strategy development projects for local leaders and organizations in metropolitan Detroit's public and private sector.[1]

Alongside his professional work, Zander is pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy. He is currently a candidate at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.[2]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Zander ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 2. He was defeated by District 3 incumbent Alberta Tinsley Talabi and District 1 incumbent Tim Bledsoe in the Democratic primary on August 7.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley Talabi Incumbent 51% 5,272
Tim Bledsoe Incumbent 45.4% 4,699
Anthony Zander 3.6% 374
Total Votes 10,345

Campaign themes

A questionnaire distributed by the League of Women Voters asked the candidates about their legislative priorities and proposed actions regarding those priorities. Zander responded with the following list:[2]

  • Efficient and effective government
  • Better public services
  • Safety
  • Education
  • Retention of young professional families
  • Accessible programs for the young and elderly
  • Fair Taxes
  • Less red tape for urban development

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