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James Tate

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James Tate
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Detroit City Council, District 1
Incumbent
Term ends
2018
Years in position 4
Leadership
2nd Deputy Chief, Detroit Police Department
Commanding Officer, Detroit Police Department’s Office of Public Information
Compensation
Base salary$73,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBenedictine High School
Bachelor'sWayne State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Detroit, Michigan
Michigan
Population701,475
Form of governmentMayor-Council
Council composition7 district members, 2 at-large members
Terms of office4 years
Current mayorMike Duggan

James Tate won the newly created District 1 seat in the 2013 Detroit city council elections. He had served as an at-large representative prior to the reorganization of the council.[1]

Career

  • 2nd Deputy Chief, Detroit Police Department
  • Commanding Officer, Detroit Police Department’s Office of Public Information
  • Assignment Desk Editor, WXYZ-TV

Elections

2013

Tate won election to the Detroit City Council.[1]

General election

City Council of Detroit, Michigan - District 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Non-partisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tate Incumbent 68.2% 15,615
     Non-partisan Wanda Jan Hill 31.4% 7,191
     Non-partisan Write-in 0.4% 81
Total Votes 22,887
Source: City of Detroit Department of Elections

Primary election

Detroit, Michigan City Council Primary, District 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tate 59.9% 9,349
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWanda Jan Hill 12.8% 2,001
     Nonpartisan Darryl Brown 10.4% 1,617
     Nonpartisan Laura Goodspeed 5.6% 868
     Nonpartisan James Kyle Beeler 5.4% 849
     Nonpartisan Osei Bomnai 4.4% 690
     Nonpartisan Ulice Sherman 1.2% 187
     Nonpartisan Other candidates 0.3% 46
Total Votes 15,607
Source: City of Detroit Elections Center

2009

General election

The 2009 election was the last election in which all city council members were elected at-large. The names of the 18 highest vote recipients from the August 2009 primary were listed on the ballot, and voters were instructed to vote for no more than nine candidates.

A measure on the 2009 general election ballot proposed a change from a nine-member at-large city council to a council with seven members elected by district and two members elected at-large. The measure was approved with support of 73.35% of voters[2][3]

Detroit, Michigan City Council Primary, At-Large, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Pugh 9.4% 88,797
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGary Brown 8.6% 80,809
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSaunteel Jenkins 7.9% 75,016
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKen Cockrel, Jr. 7.9% 74,781
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Jones 6.5% 61,367
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndre L. Spivey 6.4% 60,450
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tate 6.2% 58,215
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKwame Kenyatta 6.1% 57,541
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Watson 5.8% 54,653
     Nonpartisan Lisa Howze 5.1% 48,483
     Nonpartisan Alberta Tinsley Talabi 5% 47,003
     Nonpartisan Jai-Lee Dearing 4.9% 45,785
     Nonpartisan John K. Bennett 3.8% 35,613
     Nonpartisan Shelly I. Foy 3.7% 35,148
     Nonpartisan Mohamed Okdie 3.5% 32,933
     Nonpartisan Fred Elliott Hall 3.5% 32,875
     Nonpartisan Raphael B. Johnson 3.4% 31,665
     Nonpartisan David J. Cross 2.3% 21,534
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.1% 999
Total Votes 943,667
Source: City of Detroit Elections Center

Primary election

The names of the 18 highest vote recipients from the August 2009 primary were listed on the November 2009 general election ballot, and voters were instructed to vote for no more than nine candidates. Tate finished eleventh, making the cutoff for the general election ballot.

Detroit, Michigan City Council Primary, At-Large, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Pugh 8.7% 59,681
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKen Cockrel Jr. 7.3% 49,743
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGary Brown 6.1% 41,351
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda Jones 4.4% 30,041
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSaunteel Jenkins 4.4% 29,879
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKwame Kenyatta 4.2% 28,674
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJo Ann Watson 3.7% 24,934
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJai-Lee Dearing 3.4% 22,935
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAlberta Tinsley Talabi 2.9% 20,124
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndre L. Spivey 2.9% 20,105
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJames Tate 2.9% 19,513
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Howze 1.8% 12,511
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShelly I. Foy 1.7% 11,736
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFred Elliott Hall 1.6% 11,088
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRaphael B. Johnson 1.6% 10,904
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMohamed Okdie 1.4% 9,389
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid J. Cross 1.3% 9,140
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn K. Bennett 1.2% 8,177
     Nonpartisan Roy McCalister Jr. 1% 6,876
     Nonpartisan Delicia Taylor Coleman 1% 6,792
     Nonpartisan Clinton Griffin Jr. 0.9% 6,334
     Nonpartisan Sheila Jackson 0.9% 6,281
     Nonpartisan Dalton Roberson Jr. 0.9% 6,159
     Nonpartisan All other candidates 33.8% 230,751
Total Votes 683,118
Source: City of Detroit Elections Center

Leadership and committees

Tate has served on the following committees and tasks forces:[4][5]

  • Co-Chair of the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force
  • Better Detroit initiative
    • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative (TP2C)
  • Chair, Neighborhood and Community Services Committee
  • Internal Operations Committee
  • City Council Rules Committee

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