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Sam Singh

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Sam Singh
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Michigan House of Representatives District 69
Representative
In office
January 1, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Mayor of East Lansing
East Lansing City Council
Education
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1994
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sam Singh is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 69 since January 1, 2013.

Singh's professional experience includes working as a senior consultant at the New Economy Initiative, president and CEO at Michigan Nonprofit Association, and consultant at Public Policy Associates. He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1994.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Singh's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Education

  • Excerpt:"Michigan must reverse its current trend of cutting funding to our schools. We cannot compete in the global economy if our students are falling behind. Sam knows that a quality education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of financial background, so that all children will have an opportunity to achieve success."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"Michigan is uniquely positioned in a number of industries including advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, information technology and global trade. The only thing holding us back from being world leaders is our lack of investment and commitment to these industries. Sam knows that we can and must do better in order to grow the industries in our own back yard."

Environment

  • Excerpt:"Sam believes that we need to set a long term plan for clean energy and energy consumption. Creating a plan that looks to the near and distant future creates stability and helps us structure our decisions. We need to commit to investing in alternative and green energy jobs as a way to diversify our economy and secure our long-term conservation efforts."

Progressive Issues

  • Excerpt:"Sam strongly condemns the attacks on organizations that provide health and counseling services to women. Regulating women’s bodies through legislation to score cheap political points is wrong. Partner benefits, second parent adoption and marriage equality are important issues to the LGBT community and the cause of social justices."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Singh won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 69. He defeated Susan Schmidt in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Susan McGillicuddy (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 69, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam Singh 64.9% 26,200
     Republican Susan McGillicuddy 35.1% 14,172
Total Votes 40,372


Michigan House of Representatives, District 69 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Singh 52.8% 4,716
Susan Schmidt 47.2% 4,209
Total Votes 8,925

Campaign donors

2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Meadows (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
2013–present
Succeeded by
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