Hansen Clarke

Hansen Clarke DEMDemocrat

American politician; U.S. Representative for Michigan

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Hansen ClarkeDEMDemocrat American politician; U.S. Representative for Michigan
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Hansen Clarke (born March 2, 1957) is an American politician and former U.S. Congressman. A Democrat, he was the U.S. representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district from 2011 to 2013. Prior to his election to Congress, he had been a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1991 through 1992 and from 1999 through 2002, and represented the 1st district in the Michigan Senate from 2003 to 2011. Clarke was also the first U.S. Congressman of Bangladeshi descent.Clarke entered Congress after defeating incumbent Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick in the 2010 Democratic primary for the 13th congressional district. In 2012, due to redistricting, fellow incumbent Gary Peters chose to run against Clarke in the 14th congressional district primary. Clarke finished second in the primary behind Peters, and left Congress in January 2013. In April 2014, Clarke attempted a comeback and announced he would again run in the 14th District primary. The seat was to be vacated by Peters, who ran successfully for the U.S. Senate. Clarke was unsuccessful in his bid to regain the seat.

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Education7 - 7 of 5
Phillips Exeter Academy
Cass Technical High School
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Governor's Academy
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Michigan State Senate
2002 - 2010
Michigan State House of Representatives
1999 - 2003
Michigan State House of Representatives
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Michigan State Bar Association
Board Member
Holy Cross Hospital
Board Member
Saint John Northeast Community Hospital
Board Member
Saratoga Hospital
Former Board Member
Cornell University
Former Trustee
Michigan Housing Trust Fund
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association
Vice Chair
Trade, National Conference of State Legislatures, Economic Development and Cultural Affairs
Former Assistant
Minority Caucus Chair, Michigan State Senate
Former Treasurer
Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
Michigan Law Revision Commission