Hunter earned his B.A. in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Morehouse College and master's degree in Public Affairs from Oakland University. His professional experience includes working as a staff aide for the Detroit City Council, and for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hunter served on the following committees:
Hunter was a co-sponsor of the Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act of 2009. The legislation was designed to strengthen the licensing standards of home mortgage brokers in the State of Michigan and increased penalties for brokers engaged in illegal activities. The legislation included pre-licensing education and testing requirements, as well as fingerprinting and background checks under the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008. Loan originators in Michigan under the law were required to register through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry. The law was passed by substantial majorities in the Michigan Legislature, and was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm on July 28, 2009.
Key votes of 2009-2010
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Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
Comprehensive donor information for Hunter is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hunter raised a total of $390,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.
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.
January 2011 - March 2012
Tupac Hunter received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.
Hunter is married with one child and resides in Detroit, Michigan.
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