Melissa Sue Robinson

Melissa Sue Robinson

Melissa Sue Robinson, a politician and businessperson from Nampa, Idaho, was born Charles Edward Staelens Jr. in Jackson, Michigan on July 16, 1950. ... More »Melissa Sue Robinson, a politician and businessperson from Nampa, Idaho, was born Charles Edward Staelens Jr. in Jackson, Michigan on July 16, 1950. Having lived most of her life in Lansing, Michigan, Robinson moved to Nampa in 2008. Robinson had gender reassignment surgery in December 1998 and was one of the identical twins featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show entitled "when One Identical Twin Changes Genders" in September 2005. Robinson is the former owner of a construction company and filed for bankcrupty in 2005. She obtained a BA in political science from Michigan State University in 1994 at age 44. In 2001, after a transgender woman, Nikki Nicholas, was murdered near Detroit, Robinson founded the National Association for the Advancement of Transgendered People, a not-for-profit organization which advocated for transgender people worldwide. Robinson has run for several political offices in Michigan, and helped to pass anti-discrimination ordinances that included gender identity and... [ Wikipedia ]

Nampa Idaho mayoral candidate to pitch City Council on gay rights

By msuerob | Posted 9 minutes ago | Nampa, Idaho Melissa Sue Robinson has secured a spot on the Aug. 5 Nampa City Council agenda to argue that Nampa should join Boise and other Idaho cities in adopting an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity...

Nampa mayoral candidates take part in final debate before Election Day

Current Mayor Top Dale is hoping to fend off three challengers: Bob Henry, Robert Muse, and Melissa Sue Robinson. When the candidates were asked the question, "What should the role of Nampa's mayor be? " Here is how they responded: Bob Henry said, "To sell and be that spokesperson who ...

4 candidates make pitch for Nampa mayor

" While Candidate Melissa Sue Robinson agreed with almost all the other candidates on their issues, she had her own separate agenda. "So I'm pushing as hard as I can for an anti-nondiscrimination ordinance in Nampa," Robinson said. The election for the Nampa mayor will be ...

Mayoral candidates focus on housing and economy during debate

Wednesday, some familiar faces shared the stage with Dale at a mayoral debate including: second-time mayoral candidate Melissa Sue Robinson, Nampa City Councilman and former Nampa School Board member Bob Henry and former Canyon County Sheriff candidate Robert Muse. "We have successfully ...

Nampa asked to consider LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Melissa Sue Robinson, an proponent of an anti-discrimination ordinance, brought the issue before city council Monday night. She told the council that she and others of the LGBT community in Nampa have been victims of discrimination -- and she wants the city to take a stand against it. ...

Nampa enters fight for LGBT rights Local & Regional Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Idaho News

Melissa Sue Robinson is a well known community activist in Nampa, but she says she still feels like people don't treat her fairly because she's transgender. So she's pushing for the city to adopt an ordinance that would stop discrimination against LGBT members in her community. "The ...

Longtime Nampa mayor faces three challengers

Challengers Robert Muse and Melissa Sue Robinson are short on political experience. Muse, 56, is a bail bondsman and a 2012 candidate for Canyon County sheriff (he got 34 percent of the vote). Robinson, 63, is a retired business owner. As in the council races, three issues are ...

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Letters to the editor: 08-19-2013

On Monday, Aug. 5, Melissa Sue Robinson, a candidate for Nampa mayor and self-described activist, asked the Nampa council for an ordinance banning discrimination against homosexuals. Robinson told of physical attacks as well as housing and employment discrimination here. There are ...

Candidate survey: Respondents support education reform laws

Progress takes change and improvement.” Melissa Sue Robinson, a Democrat running for state senator in District 12, was opposed to the reform because she feels it may push good teachers away. “In many states teachers have good representation which makes for a higher quality pool to draw ...

Our View: Incumbent Dale is best positioned to guide city

At a mayoral debate in Nampa, we found challengers Robert Muse and Melissa Sue Robinson to be unprepared to lead the city. Simply invoking ideals and ideas like pro-capitalism and individual freedom, or saying that the city has to market itself better, don't get to the core. The ...

See who has filed to run so far in Nov. 5 Treasure Valley city elections

Mayor: Tom Dale (i), Bob Henry, Robert Muse, Melissa Sue Robinson Seat 5 (new seat): Randy Haverfield, Lance McGrath Seat 6 (new seat): Jeff Kirkman, Bruce Skaug All elected city positions are nonpartisan. • Live within their respective city limits and be a U.S. citizen, a registered ...

Our View, Districts 12 and 13 endorsements: Lakey is a newcomer with upside

The year’s centerpiece issue, Propositions 1, 2 and 3, is a wash. Lakey supports all three education laws — as does his opponent, Melissa Sue Robinson, who broke with Democratic ranks to voice support for the laws in the Statesman’s online voter guide. Lakey has proved his political ...

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