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State Rep. Isaac Robinson is serving his first term representing Michigan’s 4th House District, which includes Hamtramck and a central portion of Detroit.

An attorney for 14 years, Robinson received an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan before attending Northwestern University School of Law, where he completed his Juris Doctorate. Robinson was the recipient of the Wigmore Key Award, presented to one law graduate who did the most to preserve the traditions of Northwestern Law.

Committed to protecting the rights of workers, Robinson held several positions with the labor movement between 1998 and 2010. Robinson organized health care workers with the Service Employees Union, served as a law clerk for the UAW Legal Department, and coordinated the Michigan Teamsters Joint 43 political program for seven years.

In 2010, Robinson began seven years of legislative and constituent services work as an aide in the U.S House of Representatives (2010-2013), Michigan House (2014) and the Detroit City Council (2015-2017).

Robinson’s advocacy with people with disabilities was recognized by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in 2008.   Robinson received the ARC Detroit Public Servant of the Year in 2010.  In 2015, Robinson spearheaded the effort to re-establish the Detroit City Council Disability Taskforce.

Robinson is also passionate about fighting blight and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  As an aide to the Detroit City Council, Attorney Robinson built successful neighborhood partnerships to fight blight, board up houses, and clean up alleys. Robinson spearheaded grassroots foreclosure prevention efforts.

Robinson aims to serve the people of Michigan by lowering auto rates for working families, making environmental justice a top priority, and fighting for economic and social justice for all people including people with disabilities.

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