Alberta Tinsley-Talabi

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Alberta Tinsley-Talabi
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by Lisa Howze
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012
Preceded by Bettie Cook Scott
Succeeded by John Olumba
Personal details
Born (1954-08-14) August 14, 1954 (age 62)
Detroit, Michigan
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bamidele
Children Carla
Profession Social worker
Religion Christian

Alberta Tinsley-Talabi is serving a third term in the House of Representatives - District 2,[1] which includes the cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park and a portion of Detroit.[2] She was a member of the Detroit City Council from 1993 to 2009 and served as a Wayne County Commissioner from 1987 to 1990.

Tinsley-Talabi was first elected to the State House in 2010 to the 3rd District[3] and re-elected in 2012 to the 2nd District[4] following redistricting.

She has received over 100 National and Local awards received for leadership in the area of Substance Abuse Prevention and Community Service including: United States Office of Drug Czar Presidential Award, National Council on Alcoholism Detroit and Vicinity 2 time award recipient, Scenic America National Award for Beautification State of Michigan House Resolution, and Partnership For a Drug Free Detroit Leadership Award 2 time recipient.[5]


  1. ^ "Map Of House District 2". 
  2. ^ "State Representative Alberta Tinsley Talabi". House of Representatives Detail. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "3rd District State Representative 2 Year Term (1) Position Files In Wayne County". Michigan Department of State. March 2, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2012 Michigan election results: Detroit (Wayne County) - State House races". MLive. November 6, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Biography For Rep. Tinsley Talabi". 

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