LaMar Lemmons III

Current Candidate Information

Michigan House 13th District Special Election 4/16/2024
Primary Vote: 744 of 4,987 (14%)

Biographical Information

Born: July 7, 1957
Employment/Military Record: Former social studies teacher specializing in African-American studies; previously worked as legislative analyst on Speaker Curtis Hertel's staff, and former special assistant to Wayne County executive Ed McNamara; founder and owner of political consulting/marketing firm, Dragon Slayer.
Community Activities: Youth director at the Inner City Community Center; homeless counselor at Operation Get-Down; reading instructor, drill team instructor, basketball coach at a local Detroit school; domestic missionary at the Shrine of the Black Madonna; founder and organizer of Block Clubs in Detroit and the surrounding areas; director of Evangelism at Martin Luther King Jr. Presbyterian Church.
Religion: Presbyterian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: Former member of state House (1999-2002, 2005-06); unsuccessful candidate for state Senate in 2002, 2010; member of Detroit school board

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 2nd District 2018
Primary Vote: 2,512 of 27,506 (9%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate 2nd District Special Election (November 6, 2018)
Primary Vote: 3,086 of 26,947 (11%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate 2nd District 2014

Michigan Senate 1st District 2010
Primary Vote: 3,815 of 19,751 (19%)

Michigan Senate 1st District 2006
Primary Vote: 3,803 of 16,592 (22%)

Michigan House 3rd District 2004
General Vote: 25,938 of 27,105 (95%)
Primary Vote: 2,692 of 6,230 (43%)

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