About Tupac A. Hunter:
Tupac A. Hunter was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002. As a State Representative, he served as the ranking Democrat on both the Banking and Financial Services Committee and the Insurance Committee, as well as Chief Whip on the Democratic leadership team. He has been a leader in the area of economic development, financial services, and consumer protection. In 2006, he was given the high honor of receiving the Michigan Credit Union League’s Legislator of the Year Award.
Hunter has been a strong leader in the effort to increase youth literacy. He has donated thousands of books to children across the metro area through his Leaders Are Readers program. He is also a regular speaker throughout the Detroit Public School System.
In November 2006, Hunter was elected to the Michigan Senate to represent the citizens of the 5th District, which comprises northwest Detroit, Dearborn Heights, and Inkster. As a freshman Senator, he has been bestowed the high honor of serving as the Assistant Democratic Leader. He has been appointed the ranking Democrat on both the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and the Homeland Security and Emerging Technologies Committee. He will also serve as a member of both the Commerce and Tourism Committee and the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee.
Hunter earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
A native of northwest Detroit, Hunter is engaged to be married and is the proud father of one son.
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