Bob Constan

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Bob Constan
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Michigan House of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Attorney
Website House Site

Democrat Robert Constan (born 1959) is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives who represents the 16th District in Wayne County, and includes the portions of Dearborn Heights, Garden City, Inkster and Allen Park.

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

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, 2009-2010


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 November 2, 2010.

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

2008

In 2008 Bob Constan collected $16,325 in donations. [3]

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

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