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Representative Thomas Stallworth currently serves in the Michigan House of Representatives and holds the distinction of being chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and the Detroit Caucus as well as sitting on the House Democratic leadership team. A lifelong Detroiter from a family with a long tradition of public service, he has spent his career working to improve the quality of life for all Detroit residents. He also currently serves as the vice chairman of the powerful Energy and Technology Committee and is a member of the Health and Education Policy Committees.
Rep. Stallworth has accumulated extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, having held numerous leadership positions in city government, the public utilities industry, and the nonprofit sector. He has developed a reputation as a systems thinker and complex problem solver who is tireless in his advocacy for communities of color, children and families.
A graduate of his beloved Mumford High School (Detroit) and Michigan State University, Rep. Stallworth gained his passion for political thought as a student delegate to the first Congressional Black Caucus Conference in 1971, where he was exposed to iconic congressmen such as Charles Diggs, Louis Stokes and Shirley Chisholm. That experience was a catalyst for his later internship at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change and his lifelong commitment to social and economic justice issues.
As a legislator, Rep. Stallworth has been a champion for wrap-around support services for students, childhood lead poisoning prevention, energy affordability and access to health care for the thousands of uninsured citizens in Michigan. With a “get to the point/stay on point” style, he has marshaled state resources for his District to help neighborhood stabilization and foreclosure efforts, youth violence prevention and employment.
Rep. Stallworth has served as a board member of the Detroit School Board, the Wayne County Child Care Coordinating Council, The Black Child Development Institute, Children’s Aid Society, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) and as Director of the Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan (BCF).
He is the proud father of four and grandfather of two children who inspire his commitment to providing a safe, secure and prosperous future for Michigan.