Tim Walberg is known throughout south-central Michigan for his commitment to bringing good-paying jobs back to Michigan, restraining government spending, reducing the national deficit and defending traditional values.
Walberg is currently in his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving Michiganï¿½s Seventh District, which includes Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson and Lenawee counties and parts of Calhoun and Washtenaw counties. Congressman Walberg is a principled, independent conservative dedicated to serving his constituents and willing to work in a bi-partisan manner on legislation that benefits the Seventh District.
Since taking office in 2007, the Congressman has hosted hundreds of public meetings and visited many parts of the district not accustomed to seeing their representative. He has attempted to be the most accessible representative in south-central Michigan's history.
Born in Chicago, Congressman Walberg grew up on the cityï¿½s south side and worked briefly as a union steel mill worker before attending Western Illinois University, Moody Bible Institute, Taylor University in Fort Wayne, IN (formerly Fort Wayne Bible College) and Wheaton College Graduate School, earning his B.S. and M.A. degrees.
Previously Congressman Walberg served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983 to 1999, gaining a reputation as a principled voice for less government spending, lower taxes and fewer regulations, as well as a compassionate voice for the culture of life and traditional values.
During Tim's 16 years in the state legislature, he never voted for a tax increase and successfully fought to reduce income taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes and death taxes. He also compiled a 100% pro-life voting record and earned a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA.
Prior to his time in the Michigan House, Congressman Walberg served as a pastor for almost 10 years. Following his 16 years in the Michigan House, he served as president of the Warren Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact where his duties included creating local community betterment programs in the 7th District. Tim also worked as a division manager for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, before retiring in January 2006.
Tim and his wife Sue have been married for over 35 years. They live in Tipton, Michigan, where they raised their three now-adult children Matthew, Heidi and Caleb.