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Rose Mary Robinson

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Rose Mary Robinson
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 4th district
In office
January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2018
Preceded byMaureen Stapleton
Succeeded byIsaac Robinson
Personal details
Born (1939-12-12) December 12, 1939 (age 84)
Political partyDemocratic
Children6, including Isaac
Alma materWayne State Law School (JD)

Rose Mary Robinson (born December 12, 1939) is an American lawyer and a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Early life and education[edit]

Rose Mary Robinson was born on December 12, 1939.[1] In 1972, Robinson earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State Law School in Detroit, Michigan.[2]


Robinson started her legal career as a Legal Council for American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees for Council 25.[2] In 1970, with the help from John Dingell, Robinson was one of the first women elected as a County Commissioner in Wayne County, Michigan. Robinson served as the County Commissioner until 1982.[2][1] In 2006, 2008, and 2010, Robinson was a delegate for the Democratic Precinct.[2]

On November 6, 2012, Robinson won the election and became a member of the Michigan House of Representatives for District 4 and won reelection two more times being term limits prevented her from seeking another. In February 2015, Robinson cosponsored HB 4209, a bill that establishes regulations for medical marijuana facilities.[3] In September 2017, Robinson cosponsored HB 4991, a bill that appropriates $1.3 billion for fiscal year 2019.[4] Due to term limits, Robinson did not campaign in the 2018 election.[2][5][6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Rose Mary C. Robinson". Michigan Women Forward. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rose Mary Robinson's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "House Bill 4209 (2015)". legislature.mi.gov. 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "HB 4991 (2017)". legislature.mi.gov. 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rose Mary Robinson". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Ware, J. Gabriel (June 10, 2018). "It's Young Black Women's Turn". yesmagazine.org. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election Season is off and running for Hantramck candidates". thehamtramckreview.com. May 4, 2018. Retrieved October 9, 2019.

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Political offices
Preceded by Michigan Representatives 4th District
Succeeded by