Rashida Tlaib

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Rashida Tlaib
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 12
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sWayne State University, 1998
J.D.Thomas Cooley Law School, 2004
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Tlaib was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 4 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]

Biography

Tlaib earned her B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University and her law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School. Her professional experience includes working as a staffer for former state representative Steve Tobocman.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Tlaib's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Scrap Metal

  • Excerpt: "I am determined to stop the destruction of our neighborhoods, and my legislation on scrap metal will significantly reduce the market for stolen scrap metal."

Community Court

  • Excerpt: "I fought hard to obtain funding to establish the state’s first Community Court program to combat crimes like prostitution, auto theft, and property destruction in our neighborhoods."

Fraud Protection

  • Excerpt: " Michigan is ranked in the top 10 for mortgage fraud, and for far too long we did not update our criminal code to take aggressive action against those who victimize homeowners and seniors."

Environmental Justice

  • Excerpt: "Environmental justice has been Rashida’s top priority, and she has recently championed a bill that requires school districts to perform an environmental assessment before acquiring land to build or expand a school building to protect the health and well-being of kids, as well as our natural resources."

Consumer Protection

  • Excerpt: "Rashida works to ensure that there are tough consumer protection laws in place to act as a safeguard for our loved ones."

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.

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Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tlaib served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations, VIce-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tlaib served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Tlaib served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Virgil Smith defeated Rashida Tlaib and Howard Worthy in the Democratic primary. Keith Franklin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith faces Franklin in the general election.[3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVirgil Smith Incumbent 49.8% 11,597
Rashida Tlaib 41.9% 9,742
Howard Worthy 8.3% 1,937
Total Votes 23,276

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Tlaib ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 6. She defeated incumbent Maureen Stapleton and challenger Patrick O'Connell in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Darrin Daigle (R) and Elena M. Herrada (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRashida Tlaib Incumbent 92.2% 28,794
     Republican Darrin Daigle 5.1% 1,588
     Green Elena Herrada 2.7% 853
Total Votes 31,235
Michigan House of Representatives, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRashida Tlaib Incumbent 51.6% 5,339
Maureen Stapleton Incumbent 45% 4,656
Patrick O'Connell 3.4% 354
Total Votes 10,349

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tlaib won re-election to the District 12 seat in 2010. She defeated Jim Czachorowski in the August 3 Democratic primary. She defeated Darrin Daigle (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7][8]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 12 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rashida Tlaib (D) 6,997
Darrin Daigle (R) 611

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Rashida Tlaib ran for District 12 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Darrin Daigle.[9]

Tlaib raised $72,754 for her campaign.[10]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rashida Tlaib (D) 14,228
Darrin Daigle (R) 1,571

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tlaib is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Tlaib raised a total of $387,193 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[11]

Rashida Tlaib's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 6 Won $163,619
2010 Michigan State House, District 12 Won $150,820
2008 Michigan State House, District 12 Won $72,754
Grand Total Raised $387,193

2012

Tlaib won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tlaib raised a total of $163,619.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rashida Tlaib's campaign in 2012
Rashida Tlaib New Solutions Fund$5,000
Auto Workers$5,000
Michigan Education Association$5,000
Michigan Federation Of Teachers$4,500
Lipton Leadership Fund$3,600
Total Raised in 2012$163,619
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tlaib won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tlaib raised a total of $150,820.

2008

Tlaib won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Tlaib raised a total of $72,754.

Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Tlaib was endorsed by the following:[12]

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.[13]

January 2011 - March 2012

Rashida Tlaib received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[13]

Personal

Tlaib and her husband, Fayez, have one son.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 12
2008–present
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