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Tate, Joe (D)

State Representative District 2
Office: S586 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-1776
Home Address: 192 Lenox St., Detroit, MI 48215
Seat Number: 60
Standing Committees: Appropriations
Subcommittees: Military & Veterans Affairs & State Police(VC), General Government, School Aid/Department of Education
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


Rep. Tate is serving his first term having been elected Nov. 6, 2018 when he secured 73.05 percent of the general election vote against Republican John PALFFY.

Tate won the Democratic August primary that year by beating out six other Democrats when he secured 28.37 percent of the vote.

Tate fell short in a 2016 bid for the House.


He helped small businesses grow their capacity as a program manager for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation.

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


He earned a scholarship to play football at Michigan State University before joining the National Football League.

After the NFL, Tate served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon his honorable discharge, he earned both an M.B.A. and a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan.


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