|Michigan House of Representatives District 1|
|High school||Lutheran High School East '93, Denby Tech / Preparatory High School '93|
|Bachelor's||Wayne State University|
|Master's||Wayne State University|
|J.D.||Michigan State University College of Law|
|Place of birth||Detroit/Harper Woods Michigan|
Banks is an adjunct professor at Baker College and is on-staff at Rodnick, Unger, and Kaner, P.C.
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.
Banks is running in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 1. He defeated Scott Benson, Christopher Cavanagh, Valerie Kindle, and Gregory Robinson in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. 
Banks describes the themes of his campaign on his official campaign website.
- 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."
- Reducing Foreclosures
Excerpt: "I will create programs that reduce foreclosures by collaborating and working with mortgage companies to modify loans and working with mortgagees to retain homeownership and working with local real estate brokers to establish programs that help homeowners retain homeownership."
- Safe and vibrant communities
Excerpt: "I will fight to return our communities to the safe and vibrant communities that once existed by working with local officials to establish after school recreation centers for our youth that will provide tutoring, positive character building, and extra curriculum activities in a safe environment, cultivating a community wide commitment to youth development, working with local neighborhood block clubs and local authorities to establish crime prevention programs, and working with lawmakers to restore funding for vital human services."
- Return state revenue dollars
Excerpt: "One key to ensuring that our communities and local government function at their full potential is to make sure that they receive the proper funding that’s due them by way of returning state revenue dollars. I will fight for prompt return of all dollars owed to our local municipalities."
On his website, Banks lists the following endorsements:
- 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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- Official campaign website
- Brian Banks on Facebook
- Michigan Board of Elections-2012 Candidate List
- Biographical information submitted to Ballotpedia, May 23 2012
- Michigan Secretary of State "General Election Candidate List" Accessed September 11, 2012
- Michigan Department of State "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 5, 2012
- Brian Banks official campaign website, "About the Issues," accessed August 2, 2012
- Brian Banks for State Rep, "Endorsements," accessed June 21, 2012
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