City Council President Pro Tem James E. Tate, Jr.

James E. Tate Jr. was first elected to the Detroit City Council in 2009. He was re-elected to represent District 1 in 2013 and currently serves as City Council Pro Tempore. Before his work on the City Council, he served as Second Deputy Chief for the Detroit Police Department and as an Emmy-award winning assignment editor at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7). He is a graduate of Benedictine High School and Wayne State University. Councilman Tate has lived in District 1 his entire life.

He is known for making the tough decisions when they have to be made and believes in accessible government. Pro Tem Tate consistently seeks ways to forge and cultivate neighborhood partnerships within the district. Hosting monthly meetings in District 1, Tate ensures that residents are up to speed on the latest issues that affect their lives. His bi-weekly Satellite Hours at the Motor City Java and Tea House further extend Councilman Tate into the community. Tate is on the ground and on the run in District 1.

Tate sits on the following boards: Detroit Zoological Society and Authority Health and the advisory board for the Black Male Educators Alliance (BMEA). He also sits on the following City Council standing committees: Internal Operations and Planning and Economic. He is the Chair of the Task Force on Black Male Engagement.

Passionate about mental fitness with a Protect Your Crown campaign, gun control with the D1 C.A.N. incentive, and equal opportunity ownership and licensing within the cannabis industry, Pro Tem Tate works and collaborates with industry experts to stimulate change within these realms.

Pro Tem Tate is also the Co-Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge and sits on the advisory board of The Black Male Educators Alliance (BMEA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Additionally, he is a member of Triumph Church where he serves on the Men’s Choir (Men of Valor).

James Tate is married to Dr. Nutrena Watts Tate.

City Council President Pro Tem James E. Tate, Jr.

City Council President Pro Tem James E. Tate, Jr.

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