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Jimmie & Kamilah with the boys

     Jimmie Wilson Jr. was born on the south side of Ypsilanti and attended Perry School and Fletcher Elementary before moving to the West Willow neighborhood of Ypsilanti Township. He completed his education in the Van Buren Public Schools, graduating from Belleville High School in 2001. Both his mother’s family and father’s family have been life-long residents of the southside and Appleridge neighborhoods. Jimmie continues to live in Ypsilanti Township with his wife, Kamilah, an OBGYN Project Manager. Their oldest son attends WCC and the younger boys attend local public schools. After graduating high school, Jimmie attended the Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology where he became a licensed Aircraft Mechanic.

 

     Out of personal concern for the environment and climate change, he secured a job with Siemens Energy where he built Wind Turbines, advancing to Technical Field Advisor for the company.  After working in renewable energy around the country, he wanted a job with less travel and began working at the Ford Motor Company Rawsonville Plant in 2012, where he is currently an electrician. At Ford, he became active in UAW Local 898 and was elected Trustee in 2014. It was clear to Jimmie how important  it was to be involved in the community, and the political process, if hardworking families are to have a voice in matters that impact their lives. From that point forward, Jimmie chose to represent his community in public forums.

 

     In 2016, he was elected to the Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustees, was reelected in 2020, and is currently serving a second term. His years of experience and dedication to Ypsilanti communities inform Jimmie’s decision to run for State Representative, to be more than just vote on state policy, but a voice that ensures those policies reflect the needs of his home, his family, and his neighbors.

Jimmie has a strong resume of public service, including membership in these organizations & committees (past & present):

  • Ypsilanti Township Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Huron Valley Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley Board of Directors

  • Washtenaw County Community Action Board

  • Washtenaw County Jury Board

  • Washtenaw County Violence prevention task force

  • Washtenaw County Equity Partnership, Youth Justice & Schools subcommittee

  • Executive Board Trustee of the 12th Congressional District Democrats,

  • Michigan Democratic Party State Central Delegate

  • Co-Chair of the Outreach for the Eastern Washtenaw Democratic Club

  • Chairman of the Washtenaw County Black Caucus

  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU)

  • UAW CAP Council

  • UAW young workers council

  • UAW Local 898 Executive board Trustee

  • NAACP Ypsilanti/Willow Run Branch and the Ann Arbor Branch

  • Volunteer Maintenance for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial owned and operated by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Charles S Kettles Chapter 310

  • St. Andrews Lodge No. 7 F&AM

  • Al Ashraf No. 167 Prince Hall Affiliated Shriners