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Sarah Roberts
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District 24
2009-2011
Personal
BirthdayDecember 9, 1974
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sarah Roberts is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Roberts served in the House previously, representing District 24 from 2009 to 2011. She also served as a Macomb County Commissioner. Roberts is a former community advocate for Clean Water Action and has also served on the Macomb County Water Quality Board and the Blue Ribbon Commission for Lake St. Clair.

Issues

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, Roberts served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives 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 Sarah Roberts was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Roland Fraschetti was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roberts won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 18. She defeated Patrick Biange, Phillip A. DiMaria, and John M. Maynard in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Candice Rusie (R) and Daniel J. Flamand (L) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Roberts 63.5% 29,438
     Republican Candice Rusie 33.8% 15,671
     Libertarian Daniel Flamand 2.6% 1,223
Total Votes 46,332
Michigan House of Representatives, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Roberts 74.3% 6,530
Phillip DiMaria 15.2% 1,340
John Maynard 7.4% 650
Patrick Biange 3% 267
Total Votes 8,787

2010

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roberts ran for re-election to the District 24 seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by Anthony Forlini in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 24 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Forlini (R) 16,522
Sarah Roberts (D) 15,516
Keith Edwards (L) 919

2008

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Roberts ran for District 24 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Bryan Brandenburg and Jody Beaubien.[6]

Roberts raised $147,866 for her campaign.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sarah Roberts (D) 23,495
Bryan Brandenburg (R) 22,430
Jody Beaubien (G) 1,678

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roberts is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Roberts raised a total of $71,428 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 1, 2013.[8]

Sarah Roberts's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 18 Won $71,428
Grand Total Raised $71,428

2012

Roberts won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Roberts raised a total of $71,428.
Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sarah Roberts's campaign in 2012
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Electrical Workers Local 58$3,900
Michigan Federation Of Teachers$3,000
American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees$2,500
Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Michigan$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$71,428
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard LeBlanc (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 24
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Anthony Forlini (R)