This evening Southfield City Councilmember Jeremy Moss has won the Democratic Primary for the Michigan State House of Representatives District 35. Currantly Michigan does not have any openly LGBT members of the state legislature.
He is a graduate of the public school system in the district and attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with High Honors in Journalism and Political Science. Mass is an alum and past president of the university’s chapter of the national co-ed honor fraternity Phi Sigma Pi.
As a Spartan, Jeremy studied abroad in South Africa, learning the political and social history of a nation making the transition from apartheid toward democracy. While there, he was part of a pioneer group of students who established Vumundzuku Bya-Vana Children’s Center in the township of Zonkizizwe to assist at-risk children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
More locally, Moss has been actively engaged in shaping public policy since he was old enough to vote. He worked in the offices of Mayor Brenda Lawrence and former State Representative Paul Condino, gaining a breadth of knowledge of state issues and their effect on our local community.
Most recently, Moss served the citizens of the 35th House District as the District Director for State Representative Rudy Hobbs. Through this role, Moss helped provide answers to residents for their day-to-day needs from state government.
In the November 2011 election, Moss placed first among eight candidates vying for four seats on the Southfield City Council becoming the youngest elected official in Southfield’s history.
He serves as Chairman of the City Council’s Legislative & Urban Affairs Committee and as a member of the Boards & Commission Committee. In 2013, Moss pushed for the creation of the City Council Economic Development Committee. This new committee is designed to take the proper steps to better promote the city of Southfield as “open for business.”
Moss has deep roots in Southfield. His parents have lived in the city for over three decades and both sets of his grandparents were also longtime Southfield residents.