Darrin Camilleri, State House, District 23
Darrin Camilleri is the current Assistant Democratic Leader and is running for re-election to the 23rd house district this year, which includes the Downriver communities of Brownstown, Trenton, Woodhaven, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile and Huron Township. The son and grandson of union autoworkers and a proud former teacher, Darrin seeks to be an advocate for working families who don’t have a voice at the table when big decisions are made in Lansing.
The only Democrat to flip a Republican-held seat in Michigan in 2016, Darrin narrowly won his election by just over 300 votes in a district that voted overwhelmingly for Trump. When elected, he became the youngest Latino state legislator in Michigan’s history.
Darrin has been recognized for his work on education policy, specifically in addressing our state’s ongoing literacy crisis. In 2018, he was recognized as Progress Michigan’s Legislator of the Year.
Darrin offers a unique perspective on the issues affecting Downriver and those of working families across our state, one that informs his fierce and passionate advocacy for quality public education, affordable and accessible healthcare, and building a better future for all of us.