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  |Name = Bob Constan
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  |Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 16
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[[Democrat]] '''Robert Constan''' (born 1959) is a member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]] who represents the [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/House_16_30771_7.pdf 16th District] in [[sunshinereview:Wayne County, Michigan|Wayne County]], and includes the portions of [[sunshinereview:Dearborn Heights, Michigan|Dearborn Heights]], [[sunshinereview:Garden City, Michigan|Garden City]], [[sunshinereview:Inkster, Michigan|Inkster]] and [[sunshinereview:Allen Park, Michigan|Allen Park]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bob Constan''' was a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing the 16th District from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013.
  
 
Rep. Constan graduated from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights in 1977. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He practiced law as an attorney for 20 years, representing the Michigan Democratic Party on voter protection issues. He has served on the Michigan State Bar and the Dearborn Area Bar. He has been married to Kim Constan for 16 years and has three children.
 
Rep. Constan graduated from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights in 1977. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He practiced law as an attorney for 20 years, representing the Michigan Democratic Party on voter protection issues. He has served on the Michigan State Bar and the Dearborn Area Bar. He has been married to Kim Constan for 16 years and has three children.
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Constan was the chair pro-tem of the Dearborn Heights City Council until being elected in 2006.
 
Constan was the chair pro-tem of the Dearborn Heights City Council until being elected in 2006.
  
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He is the former Chair Pro Tem of the Dearborn Heights City Council and previously served in other positions including as president of the Dearborn Area Bar Association and precinct delegate. Constan has also worked as an attorney with the Michigan Democratic Party on voter protection issues.
  
==Voting Record==
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===Key votes of 2009-2010===
 
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*List of all of Robert Constan’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2005&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10862&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of all of Robert Constan’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?Keywords=&Results=10&StartDate=1%2F1%2F2005&EndDate=12%2F31%2F2010&EntityID=10862&op=Remove+Filter roll call votes, bills introduced, and floor amendments] from MichiganVotes.org (use site’s [http://www.michiganvotes.org/Search.aspx “advanced search”] to narrow by date range, issue category and/or keyword).
 
*List of Robert Constan’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10862&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 0 missed roll-call votes]  
 
*List of Robert Constan’s [http://michiganvotes.org/SearchVotes.aspx?EntityID=10862&Missed=True&StartMonth=1&StartYear=2007&EndMonth=12&EndYear=2010 0 missed roll-call votes]  
  
==Committee Assignments, 2009-2010==
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==Committee assignments==
* [[Insurance Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Insurance]]
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===2011-2012===
* [[Labor Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Labor]]
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Constan served on these committees:
* [[Government Operations Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Government Operations]] (Chair)
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* [[Senior Health, Security and Retirement Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Senior Health, Security and Retirement]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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* [[Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs]]
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* Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules, Vice Chair
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* [[Tax Policy Committee, Michigan House of Representatives|Tax Policy]], Vice Chair
  
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Constan served on these committees:
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* Local, Governmental and Regional Affairs
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* Judiciary
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* Tax Policy
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Constan is the Democratic candidate who ran for election to the District 16 Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Michael Greene]] in the August 3 Democratic primary. He faced [[Michael Mullins]] (R) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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Constan won election to the District 16 Seat in 2010.  He defeated [[Michael Greene]] in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated [[Michael Mullins]] (R) in the general election on [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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| colspan="2" | Michael Mullins (R)
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===2008===
 
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In 2010, Constan received $21,000 in campaign donations.  The largest contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MI&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 contributions]</ref>
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|org1 = Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan
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|org2 = Michigan Education Association
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|org3 = Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association
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|org4 = Michigan Auto Workers
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|org5 = DTE Energy
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|orgdonor1 = $3,100
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|orgdonor2 = $2,750
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|orgdonor3 = $2,000
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|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Constan,+Bob%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
 
[http://miboecfr.nicusa.com/cgi-bin/cfr/contrib_anls_res.cgi?can_last_name=Constan,+Bob%20&sched=*&sort_1=common_name&sort_2=amount&sched Contributions Report] from Michigan Secretary of State
  
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(517) 373-0849<br>
 
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bobconstan@house.mi.gov<br>
 
bobconstan@house.mi.gov<br>
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==Recent news==
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==Scorecards==
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===Tea Party Scorecard===
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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.<ref name="Tea3">[http://www.michiganvotes.org/VotingIndex.aspx?ID=736 ''Michigan Votes,'' "Tea Party Scorecard Jan 2011-Mar 2012," accessed June 22, 2012]</ref>
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'''Bob Constan''' received a '''21%''' rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.<ref name="Tea3"/>
  
 
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Bob Constan
Bob Constan.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 16
Former member
In office
2007-2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Dearborn Heights City Council
2001-2006
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1982
J.D.University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law, 1986
Personal
BirthdayMarch 1, 1959
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Bob Constan was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 16th District from January 1, 2007 to January 1, 2013.

Rep. Constan graduated from Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights in 1977. He graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. He practiced law as an attorney for 20 years, representing the Michigan Democratic Party on voter protection issues. He has served on the Michigan State Bar and the Dearborn Area Bar. He has been married to Kim Constan for 16 years and has three children.

Previous offices held

Constan was the chair pro-tem of the Dearborn Heights City Council until being elected in 2006.

Political campaign history

He is the former Chair Pro Tem of the Dearborn Heights City Council and previously served in other positions including as president of the Dearborn Area Bar Association and precinct delegate. Constan has also worked as an attorney with the Michigan Democratic Party on voter protection issues.

Voting record

Key votes of 2009-2010

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  • Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
  • Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
  • Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
  • Right to Work, Lawmakers voting on an amendment SUPPORTING RIGHT-TO-WORK zones.
  • Dept. of State Cost-Saving, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SLOW DOWN PROGRESS ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S COST-SAVING CONSOLIDATION PLAN.
  • Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
  • Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
  • Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
  • Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
  • A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
  • It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
  • Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
  • First Class Schools, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep Detroit Public Schools' "first class" status even though the district no longer meets the population standard.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
  • Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
  • Secret Ballot, Lawmakers voting on whether to keep a SECRET BALLOT for union elections.
  • Property Taxes Assaulted Again, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Sneak Attack, Lawmakers voting on whether to allow public schools to EXPAND THE USE OF SINKING FUND property tax spending.
  • Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
  • Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
  • Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.


More voting record details

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Constan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Constan served on these committees:

  • Local, Governmental and Regional Affairs
  • Judiciary
  • Tax Policy

Elections

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Constan won election to the District 16 Seat in 2010. He defeated Michael Greene in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Michael Mullins (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 16 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Constan (D) 14,715
Michael Mullins (R) 7,151

2008

On November 04, 2008, Bob Constan ran for District 16 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Joseph Smith. [1]

Bob Constan raised $16,325 for his campaign.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Constan (D) 28,195
Joseph Smith (R) 9,133

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Constan received $21,000 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

Michigan House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Constan's campaign in 2010
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$3,100
Michigan Education Association$2,750
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$2,000
Michigan Auto Workers$1,000
DTE Energy$800
Total Raised in 2010 $21,000

2008

In 2008 Bob Constan collected $16,325 in donations. [4]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Bob Constan for State Rep. $5,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,650
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000
Michigan Petroleum Association $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Robert Constan
N695 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0849
bobconstan@house.mi.gov

Recent news

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Scorecards

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.[5]

January 2011 - March 2012

Bob Constan received a 21% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 16
2006 – 2013
Succeeded by
Robert Kosowski (D)