Thomas Stallworth III

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Thomas Stallworth III
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 7
Former member
In office
January 1, 2011 - January 1, 2015
Elections and appointments
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Office website
Thomas Stallworth III is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Stallworth was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 5 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]


Stallworth earned his bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and Development from Michigan State University. His professional experience includes working as a manager with the Detroit Urban League, a civil servant for the City of Detroit under Mayor Coleman A. Young, and an executive at firms such as MichCon and DTE Energy, overseeing their human resources, case management and collections departments.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stallworth served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology, Vice chair
Health Policy


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stallworth served on the following committees:


Voting record details



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. David Knezek defeated five other candidates in the Democratic primary. Jennifer Rynicki was unopposed in the Republican primary. Knezek defeated Rynicki in the general election. Incumbent Tupac Hunter (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Knezek 81.8% 59,680
     Republican Jennifer Rynicki 18.2% 13,286
Total Votes 72,966


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stallworth won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 7. He defeated Jeanette Williams in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Mark Ashley Price (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Stallworth III Incumbent 98% 39,384
     Republican Mark Price 2% 813
Total Votes 40,197


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stallworth defeated incumbent George Cushingberry, Jr. in the August 3 Democratic primary by garnering 1,837 votes. Leslie Love received 1,733, Cushingberry received 1,698 votes, Stephanie Miley received 1,480, and eight other candidates received fewer than 1,000 votes. Stallworth defeated Keith Franklin (R) in the general election on November 2.[8][9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 8 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Stallworth III (D) 22,818
Keith Franklin (R) 597

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stallworth is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Stallworth raised a total of $63,665 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[10]

Thomas Stallworth III's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan House, District 7 Won $32,085
2010 Michigan House, District 8 Won $16,927
2006 Michigan House, District 8 Won $14,653
Grand Total Raised $63,665


Stallworth won re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stallworth raised a total of $32,085.


In 2010, Stallworth raised $16,927 in contributions.[11]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Stallworth Iii, Thomas F $4,000
Logan, George $1,000
Jackson, Maxie $1,000
AFSME PAC $1,000
Auto Workers $1,000
Logan, Steven $1,000


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[12]

January 2011 - March 2012

Thomas Stallworth III received a 6% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[12]


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).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jimmy Womack (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives District 8
Succeeded by
David E. Nathan (D)