Mayor Duggan names State Senator Marshall Bullock II administration’s new Director of Government Affairs


Mayor Mike Duggan today announced the return of Marshall Bullock II to his administration as his new Director of Government Affairs. After serving four years in the Michigan legislature representing residents of the state’s 4th Senate District, Bullock replaces Stephanie Washington, who Mayor Duggan recently named his new Chief of Staff.

Prior to being elected to the state senate, Bullock served as District 7 and District 5 manager for the Mayor’s Department of Neighborhoods from 2014-16, where he helped address constituent concerns and worked closely with established block clubs in each district. He then served as Director of Community and Political Affairs until he was elected to the state senate in 2018.

“Marshall has spent his life building relationships at all levels of government to help him effectively advocate on behalf of the people of Detroit,” said Mayor Mike Duggan. “He has earned tremendous respect throughout his career and will be my administration’s point person with all local, state, and federal elected officials. We’re thrilled to have Marshall back as part of our team.”

In his new role, Bullock will lead the team of government liaisons, working with Detroit City Council to ensure the administration’s priorities and initiatives are clearly understood. He also will work closely with legislators at the state and federal level to build support and secure funding for Mayoral initiatives most important to Detroiters.

During his time in the senate, Marshall was elected Chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and served in leadership roles on several committees. He worked to provide children with better education, reform Michigan’s auto insurance system, and fought for accessible, affordable health and wellness programs for all. Prior experience also includes work in the public health, juvenile justice, and foster care systems, where he worked as a youth mentor and with special needs children.

Bullock is looking forward to his return to city government. “The ability to bring the experience I have gained in Lansing back home to serve and work for Detroiters is a win for me and a win for the residents of this great city,” said Bullock.

Born and raised in Detroit, Bullock is a proud DPSCD graduate and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from the University of Phoenix. He lives in Detroit with his wife and three children.

Bullock will begin his new role January 3, 2023.  


Marshall Bullock II, Mayor Duggan's new Director of Government Affairs.
Marshall Bullock II, Mayor Duggan's new Director of Government Affairs.