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Carla Cares

As a lifelong resident of this community, I am commited to serving as a united voice for our District.

Carla Tinsley-Smith is a State Representative candidate in the 2nd House District. Detroit Public Schools provided her educational foundation with collegiate studies in Public Relations and Political Science at Florida A&M University. Her commitment to serve extends two decades with a variety of roles including involvement in Mack Alive, Detroit Citizens Police Academy, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Youth Leadership Jackson, Youth Development Institute, The Villages Community Development Corporation, International Association of Business Communicators, and the Center for Progressive Leadership. In 2014 Carla received the Community Activist of the year award by Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

Supported by her husband - Richard Todd Smith, Carla is committed to securing the resources our community needs and deserves. She will advocate on behalf of working class families to advance effective policies that focus on people, not politics.

Carla Works for You

Carla understands that vibrant communities provide quality education, stable business environments, & safe neighborhoods where families can live, play, & prosper. As your next State Representative, Carla will:

  • Fight for balanced education standards and resources for parents & teachers to develop tomorrow's leaders

  • Encourage economic & workforce development with incentives to attract entrepreneurs, resources for existing businesses, and training for citizens to reā€”enter the workforce with higher paying jobs

  • Demand our neighborhoods receive a fair portion of state revenue sharing to fund police, fire & emergency responders

  • Champion issues of social justice including affordable housing, environmental rights & healthcare

  • Support auto insurance reform that will stop the use of credit scores, education, and occupation in insurance pricing

  • Be accessible throughout the district uniting community, faith and business leaders for transparent government that responds to your needs


We are humbled that our campaign has received support from the following community leaders and organizations in the 2016 primary election.

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