John Olumba

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John Olumba
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Michigan House of Representatives District 3
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
J.D.Northern Illinois University College of Law
Date of birthJuly 12, 1981
Place of birthDetroit, MI
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
John Olumba (b. July 12, 1981) is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 3 since 2013. He represented District 5 from 2011 until 2013.


Olumba graduated from the University of Michigan with two majors, Economics and Political Science. He was then admitted to Northern Illinois University College of Law. He has also studied British Law at the University College of London.

After completing an internship with Brookins & Wilson, Olumba decided to forfeit private law practice in favor of a career in law making.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Oversight, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Olumba served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Olumba won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 3. He defeated Veronica Brown, Christopher Alan Owens, and incumbent Jimmy Womack in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Dolores Broderson (R) and Louis M. Novak (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olumba Incumbent 95.9% 33,938
     Republican Dolores Broderson 2.9% 1,029
     Green Louis Novak 1.2% 436
Total Votes 35,403

Michigan House of Representatives, District 3 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Olumba Incumbent 52.1% 5,030
Jimmy Womack Incumbent 38.1% 3,676
Veronica Brown 7.9% 759
Christopher Owens 2% 195
Total Votes 9,660


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Olumba won election to the District 5 Seat in 2010. He defeated Shahab Ahmed, Abdul Algazali, Terry Catchings, Carmen Davis, Anthony Ewell, Burgess Foster, Abu Mafuz, DeAmo Murphy, Vanessa Peake, William Phillips, Akm Rahman, LaTrello Sephers, Sigmunt Szczepkowski Jr. and Robert Zwolak in the August 3 Democratic primary. He faced Jermain Jones (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 5 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Olumba (D) 11,763
Jermain Jones (R) 779
Muhammad Alim (I)

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Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Olumba raised $14,486 in contributions. [3]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Olumba, John $5,200
AFSCME $2,000
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $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.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

John Olumba received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Olumba and his wife Charsha have three young daughters, Eliezra, Keziah, and Azariah.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bert Johnson (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 5
Succeeded by
Fred Durhal, Jr. (D)
Preceded by
Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 3
Succeeded by