About The MLBC

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Our mission is captured in our slogan: Legislative power with purpose.

The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is a coalition of 20+ state legislators committed to ensuring that all citizens of our state have equal opportunities. The caucus includes members of both the state Senate and the state House of Representatives.

The Black Caucus serves as a partnership between residents and legislators. Our members believe that legislators and residents can affect the most change by working in tandem.

We sponsor events and programs around the state to make this partnership as productive as possible. The events allow legislators to share vital information and also serve as an opportunity for residents to express their opinions and concerns to the people who represent them.

We invite you to join us as we work toward a Michigan that grants all its citizens equal access, equal justice and equal opportunity.

Bringing value to each of our focus topics.

Economic Growth

Health Care

Childhood Education

Senior Living


Natural Resources

MLBC Officers

Sen. Erika Geiss


Taylor, 1st District

Rep. Amos O’Neal

Executive Vice Chairperson

Saginaw, 94th District

Sen. Sarah Anthony

1st Vice Chairperson

Lansing, 21st District

Rep. Brenda Carter

2nd Vice Chair

Pontiac, 53rd District

Rep. Felicia Brabec


Pittsfield, 33rd District

Rep. Stephanie Young


Detroit, 16th District

Rep. Cynthia Neeley


Flint, 70th District

Rep. Helena Scott


Detroit, 7th District

Rep. Donavan McKinney


Detroit, 14th District


Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Member - Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

Executive Director

MLBC Members

Sen. Sylvia Santana

D-Detroit, 2nd District

Rep. Tyrone Carter

D-Detroit, 1st District

Rep. Karen Whitsett

D-Detroit, 4th District

Speaker of the House Joseph A. Tate

D-Detroit, 10th District

Rep. Kimberly L. Edwards

D-Eastpointe, 12th District

Rep. Jason Hoskins

D-Southfield, 18th District

Rep. Jimmie Wilson, Jr.

D-Ypsilanti, 32nd District

Rep. Kristian Grant

D-Grand Rapids, 82nd District

Sen. Stephanie Chang

D-Detroit, 3rd District

Sen. Mary Cavanagh

D-Detroit, 6th District

Rep. Ranjeev Puri

D-Canton, 24th District

Rep. Jim Haadsma

D-Battle Creek, 44th District

Rep. Will Snyder

D-Muskegon, 87th District

We believe in our people

“I’m truly blessed and honored to have the opportunity to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives. It’s time to deliver for the people of the 14th House District and for the residents of this great state.”