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Byrd, Wendell L. (D)

State Representative District 3
Office: S587 HOB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-0144
Email: WendellByrd@house.mi.gov
Home Address: 20651 Stratford Road, Detroit, MI 48221
Website: http://003.housedems.com/byrd
Seat Number: 93
Standing Committees: Ways & Means
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Byrd was first elected to the House in 2014.  He defeated seven other Democrats in the primary before defeating Republican Dolores Broderson 97-3 percent in the heavily Democratic 3rd House District.  Rep. Byrd ran for the legislature in 1998, 2000 and 2006, finishing third in 2006.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Rep. Byrd worked as an accountant and tax auditor for the state of Michigan, as well as deputy comptroller for the city of Ecorse. He retired from the state after 28 years. In 2013, he was elected to the recently formed Detroit Police Commission. He is also a small-business owner.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Byrd, click here.

EDUCATION

Rep. Byrd has a bachelor's degree in accounting development from the Detroit College of Business.

PERSONAL

Rep. Byrd lives in Detroit and is the proud father of one son, Phillip.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

He is chairman of the board of the local Travelers Aid International. He is a trustee at his church, Pleasant Grove Baptist. He is a past district governor for Lions International, district 11-A1. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

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