|Michigan House of Representatives District 16|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||8|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Dearborn Heights City Council|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 1982|
|J.D.||University of Detroit, Mercy School of Law, 1986|
|Date of birth||March 1, 1959|
|Place of birth||Detroit, MI|
- 1 Previous offices held
- 2 Political campaign history
- 3 Voting record
- 4 Committee assignments
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Campaign contributions
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
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
- List of all of Robert Constan’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).
- List of Robert Constan’s 0 missed roll-call votes
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Constan has been appointed to these committees:
- Intergovernmental and Regional Affairs
- Statutory Committee on Administrative Rules, Vice Chair
- Tax Policy, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Constan served on these committees:
- Local, Governmental and Regional Affairs
- Tax Policy
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 16 General election (2010)|
|Bob Constan (D)||14,715|
|Michael Mullins (R)||7,151|
Bob Constan raised $16,325 for his campaign.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 16|
|Bob Constan (D)||28,195|
|Joseph Smith (R)||9,133|
In 2010, Constan received $21,000 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Total Raised in 2010||$21,000|
In 2008 Bob Constan collected $16,325 in donations. 
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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|
Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State
Rep. Robert Constan
N695 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Bob Constan received a 21% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
- Michigan Legislature - Representative Bob Constan official government website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Michigan Votes - Bob Constan
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006
- Robert Constan on LinkedIn
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