Sarah Roberts

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Sarah Roberts
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 18
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives District 24
2009-2011
Personal
Birthday12/09/1974
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Sarah Roberts was a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 24th District from 2009 to January 1, 2011. She will attempt regain a seat in the House as a candidate for District 18 in 2012.


Previous offices held

Before being elected to the House, Roberts served as a Macomb County Commissioner. She 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.

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.


More voting record details

Committee Assignments, 2009-2010


Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roberts defeated Patrick Biange, Phillip A. DiMaria, and John M. Maynard in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election was November 6.

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.

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

On November 04, 2008, Sarah Roberts ran for District 24 of the Michigan House of Representatives, beating Bryan Brandenburg and Jody Beaubien. [1]

Sarah Roberts raised $147,866 for her campaign.[2]

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 contributions

Contributions Report from Michigan Secretary of State

Contact

Rep. Sarah Roberts
S0788 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
(517) 373-0113
SarahRoberts@house.mi.gov

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives District 24
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Anthony Forlini