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Rashida Tlaib
Michigan House of Representatives District 12
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Current term ends
2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website House Site
Rashida Tlaib is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 12th District since January 1, 2011. She represents the 12th District, which is located in South Eastern Detroit and stretches from an area just south of Downtown Detroit to the city's southern border, and west to the city of Dearborn.

Tlaib was raised in Southwest Detroit, the eldest of 14 children and child of immigrants, and received her B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University and her law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in January of 2004. She has been married to her husband, Fayez, for 10 years, and has a son named Adam.

Previous offices held

None

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.


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Committee Assignments, 2009-2010


Elections

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.

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

On November 04, 2008, Rashida Tlaib ran for District 12 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Darrin Daigle. [1]

Rashida Tlaib raised $72,754 for her campaign.[2]

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

2008

In 2008 Rashida Tlaib collected $72,754 in donations. [3]

Her six largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
New Solutions Fund $5,000
Arab American PAC $1,000
Angerer Leadership Fund $1,000
Michigan Association of Realtors $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $1,000
Michigan Education Association $1,000

Campaign contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Rashida Tlaib
N0691 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0823
RashidaTlaib@house.mi.gov

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