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Rashida TlaibDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MI-12
47
Years of Age
11
Years of Experience
MIResidence (state)

Rashida Harbi Tlaib (tə-LEEB; born July 24, 1976) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district. She is the first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. Rashida Harbi was born to working-class Palestinian immigrants in Detroit in 1976. She graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit in 1994, from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1998, and from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2004. Tlaib was admitted to the bar in the state of Michigan in 2007. She began her political career in 2004 when she interned with State Representative Steve Tobocman, who hired her to his staff when he became majority floor leader in 2007, and encouraged her to run for his seat the next year. She did so, and won the election. A member of the Democratic Party, Tlaib represented the 6th and 12th districts in the Michigan House of Representatives. She was the first Muslim woman to serve in Michigan's legislature. In 2018, she won the Democratic nomination and the general election for the United States House of Representatives in Michigan's 13th congressional district.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$1,625,783
Total Raised
$1,558,128
Total Spent
$67,655
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Health Professionals$124,220
59%
Democratic/Liberal$73,945
51%
Retired$64,390
41%
Real Estate$51,811
39%
Lawyers/Law Firms$49,118
35%
Food Processing & Sales$43,982
34%
Education$42,209
29%
Foreign & Defense Policy$36,000
29%
Misc Business$35,848
20%
Securities & Investment$24,747
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Wayne State University
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Michigan
2023 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Michigan
2019 - 2023
Representative
Michigan State House of Representatives
2008 - 2014
Former Attorney
Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice
Former Employee
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
Former Employee
International Institute of Metro Detroit
Former Staff Member
Social Work, Office of State Representative Steve Tobocman
Social Worker
Latin Americans For Social and Economic Development
Social Worker
Neighborhood Tax Center
Other Experience1 - 11 of 11
Establishing Member
The Mary Turner Center for Advocacy
Member
Democratic Socialists of America
Member
Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Co-Chair
Michigan Nonprofit Legislative Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
Former Member
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Member
Congressional Freethought Caucus