State Rep. Kevin Coleman is serving his first term representing the 16th House District, which encompasses the city of Wayne and the majority of the city of Westland. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, attended the Lee Honors College and is a former member of the Westland City Council. The primary election for State Representatives in Michigan will take place on August 4th, 2020.
While on the Westland City Council, Coleman fought to provide additional resources and increase the number of much-needed public safety personnel in both the police and fire departments and increase government transparency. Coleman is dedicated to making sure that government is providing the best service possible to the public and holding public officials to a high standard of ethics. As a state representative, he looks forward to continuing his work on public safety, criminal justice reform and government transparency.
Current Committee Member:
- Communications and Technology – Democratic Vice Chair
- Insurance Committee
- Agriculture Committee
Coleman Working to Support Michigan Veterans
LANSING — House Democrats announced their Supporting MI Veterans legislative package aimed at empowering Michigan’s brave men and women in uniform when they return home. State Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) co-sponsored various bills in the package.
“After the sacrifices, our veterans have made while serving our country, we need to do everything in our power to support them as they return to civilian life,” said Coleman. “One way we can do that is by addressing unemployment, and I am happy to say that this package includes several initiatives to help veterans find good-paying jobs. I’m proud to support this legislation that puts our veterans first.”
Michigan is home to the 11th largest veteran population in the nation, with over 550,000 veterans accounting for over 7 percent of the state’s adult population. The Supporting MI Veterans package aims to provide comprehensive support from waiving teaching license and medical record fees, providing property tax credits and free public transportation, to creating a special hotline for reporting instances of abuse, neglect or exploitation.