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Sam Singh
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 69
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$71,685/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
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1994
Office website
Campaign website
Sam Singh is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 69. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Singh earned his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1994. His 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.[1]


Campaign themes


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


  • 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."


  • 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


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 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

Comprehensive donor information for Singh is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Singh raised a total of $195,547 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[5]

Sam Singh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 69 Won $195,547
Grand Total Raised $195,547


Singh won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Singh raised a total of $195,547.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sam Singh's campaign in 2012
Operating Engineers Local 324$5,000
Michigan Auto Workers$5,000
Singh Development$3,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333$3,000
Singh Sam$2,261
Total Raised in 2012$195,547
Source: Follow the Money

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Mark Meadows (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
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