Rep. Joe Tate serves as a State Representative for the 2nd district in the Michigan House and has built a reputation as a legislator who listens, solves problems, and builds strong relationships to get things done. Tate focuses on all matters of the state budget as the Michigan State House Committee on Appropriations ranking member. He also has been effective in passing impactful legislation. Most recently, his bill to reopen Lewis College of Business, Michigan’s only recognized HBCU, was signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Before entering politics, Tate was a commissioned Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He deployed twice to Afghanistan, first as a Platoon Commander and then as a Company Executive Officer, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of hundreds of Marines and Sailors. Tate is also known to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League.
Tate earned his Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan.