David Rutledge

Biographical Information

Born: March 23, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tenessee
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Geraldine
Children: Children Marcus and Felicia, Grandchildren Darius and Kelton
Education: Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Tennessee State University; Attended University of Michigan Law School; Harvard Law School (grant for summer studies)
Community Activities: Second Baptist Church of Ypsilanti, Dawn Farm, Alzheimer's Association
Religion: Baptist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Minority Caucus Chair (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2016)
House Minority Floor Leader (6/24/2013 - 12/31/2014)
House (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2016)
Other Offices: Served two four-year terms as supervisor of Superior Township; elected for three six-year terms as trustee on the Board of Washtenaw Community College

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 54th District 2014
General Vote: 18,610 of 24,702 (75%)
Primary Vote: 5,916 of 5,916 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club of Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, AFL-CIO, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee, Michigan Nurses Association, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Bankers Association PAC, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Michigan House 54th District 2012
General Vote: 29,949 of 38,671 (77%)
Primary Vote: 6,827 of 6,827 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 54th District 2010
General Vote: 18,146 of 29,668 (61%)
Primary Vote: 2,693 of 7,111 (37%)

Michigan House 54th District 2004
Primary Vote: 1,475 of 8,839 (16%)

Political Activities: Appointed to State Boundary Commission by two governors of different political parties; served as a member and chair of the Washtenaw County Road Commission for seven years

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