Sen. Hunter sworn in for second term


Sen. Tupac Hunter (right) takes the oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. in the Senate chamber Jan. 12.

Photos courtesy of Sen. Tupac Hunter


Sen. Tupac Hunter (second from left) is joined at his second swearing-in Jan. 12 by Jim Nagy (left) of Dearborn Heights and Herbert Wright of Detroit. Nagy and Wright are constituents of Hunter’s and were his guests at the Senate swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol.

LANSING — State Sen. Tupac Hunter (D-Detroit) was sworn in for his second term representing the 5th District, which comprises Dearborn Heights, northwest Detroit and Inkster.

“I am honored to once again represent the people of the 5th Senate District,” he said. “I am also honored to serve the members of the Democratic caucus as their floor leader. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on legislation to get Michigan back on the road to economic recovery while helping Michigan families during these tough times.

Hunter was joined for the swearing-in ceremony by his wife, RaShawn; their two sons, Jalen and Josiah; his parents and other family members.

He also was joined by two special guests: Jim Nagy of Dearborn Heights and Herbert Wright of Detroit. The two are Hunter constituents who regularly attend his weekly Talk Time with Tupac meetings and have become friends with the senator.

“I am honored that Mr. Nagy and Mr. Wright could be my guests in Lansing today, and join me and my family as I take the oath of office for my last term as a state senator,” Hunter said. “I have learned a great deal
from the time that I have shared with constituents like Herbert and Jim, and in the process they have become my very good friends. I always look forward to meeting and talking with all of my constituents and I am glad that these two could come to their state Capitol today for this special celebration.”

“Joining Senator Hunter and his family here at the state Capitol today is a special treat for me,” Nagy said. “I am happy to see Senator Hunter begin his second term, and I look forward to many more years of friendship as he continues his career in public service.”

“I am happy to join Senator Hunter for this special occasion at the state Capitol,” Wright said. “It is a pleasure for me to watch my senator take the oath of office.”