Jun 17, 2010

Celebrate the grand opening of the Hansen Clarke campaign HQ

The campaign of State Sen. Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit, for U.S. Congress in the 13th District is holding a grand opening of its campaign headquarters from 1-4 p.m. Saturday June 19 in Detroit, and the public is invited.

The HQ is located at 3143 Woodward Ave., three blocks South of Mack between Charlotte and Perterboro. Food will be served and everyone's invited to come celebrate a victory in August with the community. Clarke will speak at 3 p.m.

Clarke is term-limited after serving three terms in the House and two terms in the Senate. His Senate District represents most of the east side of Detroit, as does the 13th Congressional District. The 13th Congressional District also includes the Downriver communities of Lincoln Park, Ecorse, River Rouge and Wyandotte.

Clarke serves as the minority vice-chair of the Health Policy Committee and the Commerce and Tourism Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and the Government Operations and Reform Committee. He has been an outspoken champion of foreclosure protection and insurance reform, and he has spoken passionately about it on the Senate floor.

Clarke grew up from humble beginnings in a working class neighborhood on Detroit's lower east side to attend an Ivy League university and become an attorney. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Cornell University, and he graduated from Georgetown University Law School. After he received his law degree he returned to Michigan to practice law. He was elected to his first of three terms in the Michigan House in 1990.

For more information or to RSVP, please call (313) 971-2455 or (313) 833-5901.

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