Jimmie Wilson Jr.
Jimmie is a lifelong resident of Ypsilanti, Michigan. He graduated and obtained his airplane mechanic’s license from the Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology. He later transitioned into renewable energy, building wind turbines. Jimmie currently works at Ford Motor Company as an electrician, where they are building hybrid batteries and all-electric batteries. Jimmie was elected to the executive board of UAW Local 898, where he is now serving his third term. In 2016, he was elected to the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees and is currently serving his second term. He also sits on several boards, commissions, and committees.
Jimmie is running for state representative because he wants to make an impact in the Ypsilanti area, where he grew up. He believes that housing, healthcare, and water should be a human right. People should not worry about affordable housing, and where they will raise their families. They should not have to decide whether to eat food or purchase medications. They should not be worried about not having clean water.
Jimmie understands that rights need to be protected, whether it is workers’ rights, women’s reproductive rights, voting rights, or LGBTQ+ rights. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and live with dignity and respect, and Jimmie will fight for nothing less than that.