Press Release

The Collective PAC Congratulates Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist On Re-election Primary Victory

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, The Collective PAC — the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation, and power across all levels of government  — congratulates Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist on his  primary victory in Michigan. 


Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II is running for re-election in Michigan. Before serving as the Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Gilchrist graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a degree in engineering and computer science, and worked as a software engineer at Microsoft. Lt. Governor Gilchrist is an engineer, social entrepreneur, and community organizer who believes in investing in the communities of Michigan. He co-chairs the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration and the Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist plans to continue his legacy of creating economic and job opportunities, rebuilding Michigan’s roads and bridges, investing in education and childcare, and keeping communities safe. 


Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:

“The Collective PAC is proud to congratulate Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on winning his re-election primary in Michigan. Lt. Governor Gilchrist is dedicated to serving the public and implementing innovative and progressive reforms that allow Michigan to thrive. He is a true agent of change, dedicated to pushing Michigan towards a path of economic growth, accessible healthcare, and real criminal justice reform. The Collective PAC is excited to continue to help Lt. Governor Gilchrist as he moves on to the November General Election.”




The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective PAC is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state, and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past five years, The Collective PAC has successfully helped 300 Black candidates win elections across the United States.