Tyrone A. Carter was born, raised, educated, and lives in District 6. He retired in 2008 from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.  During his 25 year career with the Sheriff’s Office, he promoted through the ranks of detective, sergeant, lieutenant and executive lieutenant. While at the Sheriff’s Department, Tyrone held various union positions, Divisional Chief Steward, Bargaining Chair and Vice-President. Tyrone is a graduate of Southwestern High School.


He earned his Associates Degree from Henry Ford Community College, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and the Michigan Political Leadership Program. 


Upon his retirement, Tyrone has devoted his time to improve the quality of life in his community and the district. He has advocated against the closing of recreation centers, schools, and the air quality in the district. He is involved in numerous community activities, being the President of his neighborhood organization, the Original United Citizens of Southwest Detroit (48217) and a board member of several organizations committed to improving the quality of life for their targeted populations. 

He worked as a Community Involvement Specialist with the Detroit Public Schools assigned at his alma mater. His role is to assist students and staff with resources to ensure a positive, productive school environment. His summers are devoted to mentoring 40-60 young men in a program at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, AmeriCorps. He currently is a co-owner of a security and consulting company. He was elected to Michigan House of Representatives in 2018, representing District 6, Detroit, Ecorse, and River Rouge.


Last but certainly not least, he is married to Lisa (Detroit Police Commissioner), and the proud father of two sons, Tyrone II (deceased) and Tyler. 

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