Fighting for Equal Representation
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 — endorsed a slate of candidates in state and local races in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and North Carolina.
Mr. Marcus Herbert is running for Sheriff in Rock Island County, Illinois. Mr. Herbert is a Rock Island County native, and for the past 17 has been protecting and serving with the community as a Correctional Officer, Patrol Deputy, and a member of the Quad City Bomb Squad. He aspires to uplift and empower the community by revitalizing the GED program and introducing career development services. If elected, Mr. Herbert plans to include Social Services in dispatch calls and improve the recruitment and retention of the Sheriff’s office.
City Councilor Eunice Zeigler is running for State Senate in the First Essex District. During her tenure as a member of the Methuen City Council, City Councilor Zeigler founded the Economic Development Committee and the community celebrated Methuen Day, a day for community celebration and engagement. If elected, City Councilor Zeigler plans to advocate for affordable housing, increased public education funding, and a comprehensive plan for infrastructure.
State Representative Joe Tate is running for re-election to Michigan’s House of Representatives in District Ten. Prior to serving in Michigan’s House of Representatives, State Rep. Tate served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer. During his tenure in the state house, State Rep. Tate’s legislation led to the reopening of the Lewis College of Business, Michigan’s only recognized HBCU. If re-elected, State Rep. Tate plans to increase the quality of education and youth programs in the district, create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth, and invest in public transportation.
Mr. Larry Jackson is running for Michigan’s House of Representatives in District 86. Mr. Jackson is a Navy veteran and former Vice President for the Chicago Eco House, a nonprofit that alleviates poverty through building sustainability projects. If elected, Mr. Jackson plans to invest in education throughout the district by enhancing recruitment and retention, creating a comprehensive plan for infrastructure, and advocating for accessible healthcare and housing.
State Representative Terry Brown is running for re-election to North Carolina’s House in District 92. Prior to serving as a State, he served on the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities as a board member and served as Organizer and Chair for Mecklenburg County Democratic Party Precinct 23. Currently, State Rep. Brown is in his first term, and if re-elected, he aspires to improve public education, expand broadband access, advocate for accessible mental health, expand Medicaid, and increase the minimum wage.
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE PAC
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.