About Us

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

The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus is a coalition of 28 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.

Michigan Legislative Black Caucus 
for the 100th Legislative Session:


Sen. Marshall Bullock (Chairman)

Rep. Leslie Love (Executive Vice Chair)

Sen. Erika Geiss (1st Vice Chair)

Rep. Sarah Anthony (2nd Vice Chair)

Rep. Brenda Carter (Treasurer)

Rep. Padma Kuppa (Historian)

Sen. Adam Hollier (Parliamentarian/Sgt-at-Arms)

Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (Chaplain)


Sen. Betty Jean Alexander

Sen. Stephanie Chang

Sen. Sylvia Santana

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden

Rep. Wendell Byrd

Rep. Darrin Camilleri

Rep. Tyrone Carter

Rep. LaTanya Garrett

Rep. Alex Garza

Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Rep. Vanessa Guerra

Rep. Abdullah Hammoud

Rep. Jewell Jones

Rep. Mari Manoogian

Rep. Ronnie Peterson

Rep. Yousef Rabhi

Rep. Joseph A. Tate

Rep. Karen Whitsett

Executive Director

John E. Johnson, Jr., Esq.