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Brian Banks
Brian Banks.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 1
Representative-elect
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolLutheran High School East '93, Denby Tech / Preparatory High School '93
Bachelor'sWayne State University
Master'sWayne State University
J.D.Michigan State University College of Law
Personal
Place of birthDetroit/Harper Woods Michigan
ProfessionAdjunct Professor
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brian Banks is a Democratic representative-elect of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Banks is an adjunct professor at Baker College and is on-staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.[1]

He received his JD from Michigan State University College of Law and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Wayne State University.[1]

Issues

Campaign Themes

Banks' website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Create accountability in education system

Excerpt: "As an advocate for education, I will support our children so that they receive the skills and quality education that they need to compete for jobs. This will be done by ensuring accountability for all involved in the student’s learning process, fighting for affordable college tuition to ensure that every student that wants to, attend college, and fighting for an increase in the per pupil funding, as well as, the adequate funding needed to keep highly qualified teachers in the classroom to help our students succeed."

  • Create efficiencies in public safety

Excerpt: "I will work to create efficiencies in public safety by fighting for the adequate funding needed to adequately staff the public safety departments, working on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don’t commit more crimes once they are released, and working with each public safety department to establish crime prevention workshops."

  • Create affordable health care and services to senior citizens

Excerpt: "Many seniors are now forced to choose between everyday necessities or the high cost of healthcare while on a fixed income. I will work to repeal the Republican pension tax on senior’s retirement income, to partner with companies that will provide health care services for senior at a discounted rate, and fight for adequate funding for senior transportation."

  • Creating jobs

Excerpt: "Two primary keys to ensuring a bright future for our community and region is to ensure that our residents receive both job training and the skills that lead to jobs. To help create jobs I will fight to end the attack on workers in our state and adamantly oppose any 'right to work' or other legislation that undermines our workforce in Michigan, and support small businesses and entrepreneurs so they can create jobs and assist with getting our economy moving again."

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Banks won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 1. He defeated Scott Benson, Christopher Cavanagh, Valerie Kindle, and Gregory Robinson in the August 7 Democratic primary[3] and defeated Dan Schulte (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 70.8% 27,843
     Republican Dan Schulte 29.2% 11,489
Total Votes 39,332


Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 30.8% 2,304
Scott Benson 29.6% 2,208
Christopher Cavanagh 17.1% 1,275
Valerie Kindle 16.5% 1,235
Gregory Robinson 6% 450
Total Votes 7,472

Endorsements

On his website, Banks lists the following endorsements:[5]

  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights
  • Teamsters Local 299
  • Michigan Education Association (MEA)
  • Young Democrats of Michigan
  • Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
  • Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Greater Emmanuel Institutional COGIC
  • Pastor Mark Holloway, Peace & Goodwill Baptist Church
  • State Representative Harvey Santana
  • State Representative Kate Segal

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