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Tupac Hunter

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Tupac Hunter
Michigan Senate District 5
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website Senate site
Tupac Hunter has been a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate since 2006 with his term expiring in 2010. Hunter currently serves as the Assistant Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate. Before becoming a Senator, Hunter served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006. Hunter has had extensive political experience working as a Staff Aide for the Detroit City Council and also worked for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

Hunter graduated from Morehouse College with his Bachelor's degree and is currently working on a Master's in Public Affairs degree from Oakland University.

Committee assignments

Hunter serves on these committees:

Mortgage Loan Origination Reform

Senator Hunter on Mortgage Reform

Senator 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 would also be required to register through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry[2]. The law was approved by substantial majorities in the Michigan House and Senate was approved by Governor Jennifer Granholm on July 28, 2009[3].

District 5

Thomas represents Michigan Senate District 5. District 5 includes the a portion Central Detroit and the suburbs of Dearborn Heights and Inkster[4].



On November 07, 2006, Hunter ran for District 5 of the Michigan State Senate, beating David Malhalab. [5]

Hunter raised $127,971 for his campaign.[6]

Michigan State Senate, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tupac Hunter (D) 56,252
David Malhalab (R) 8,164

Campaign donors


In 2006 Tupac Hunter collected $127,971 in donations. [7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Tupac Hunter $15,058
Michigan Auto Dealers Association $7,500
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Michigan Education Association $5,000


Hunter is married with one child and resides in Detroit, Michigan.

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Political offices
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Michigan State Senate District 5
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