David E. Rutledge

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David E. Rutledge
Michigan State Representative David E. Rutledge at a Town Hall Meeting.JPG
Rep. Rutledge addressing a town hall meeting
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 54th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Alma Wheeler Smith
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gerri Rutledge
Alma mater Tennessee State University
Religion Christian

David E. Rutledge is a State Representative in the Michigan House of Representatives. He is serving his second term, representing Michigan's 54th House District (Ypsilanti Township).[1]

Michigan's 54th House district covers the eastern portion of Washtenaw County, and includes Superior Township and Ypsilanti Township, as well as the City of Ypsilanti.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Rutledge is married to Geraldine Simmons Rutledge and the couple have two children. He graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in political science and has served on several boards and commissions in his locality of Washtenaw County.[3]

Legislative Opinion[edit]

During the first several months of tenure, Representative Rutledge has either introduced or participated in discussions and legislation to aid homeowners, protect school districts, and combat teen violence.[4]

In March 2011, Rutledge opposed legislation that would lower unemployment benefits to Michigan workers who have been displaced. The law was signed by Governor Rick Snyder after a 65-44 vote in the House.[5]