Morris W. Hood III
Morris Hood’s mother and father instilled in him the importance of integrity. Their values came from his grandfather, Morris Hood, Sr., who fought for working people as a leader in the UAW. As a child, Morris watched his father (Morris Hood, Jr.) and uncle (Raymond Hood) make a real difference in the lives of thousands of middle class families by serving in the Michigan legislature.
Morris Hood spent seven years on the assembly line at the Dearborn Engine Plant, and served as an alternate committee man, helping to make sure that his fellow workers’ rights were protected. His desire to address the larger problems within the community inspired him to run for the 11th District State House seat, representing Northwest Detroit and Northeast Dearborn. During his 6 years of service in the State House, Michigan faced unprecedented challenges. These challenges continue to threaten our future.
Secured $7.5 million for Henry Ford Community College, as well as the first ever State Building Authority project for Wayne County Community College.
As Chairman of the Joint Capital Outlay Committee, negotiated bipartisan support of over $200 million in state building projects, creating thousands of good-paying, union jobs for the region, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the local economy.
Elected as House Democratic Caucus Chairman to preside over all House Democratic meetings and assist the Speaker of the House & Majority Floor Leader in managing the House of Representatives.