Tim Walberg believes in the
Michigan values of hard work, entrepreneurship, compassion, and creating
opportunities for each person to use their God-given gifts to care for their
families, reach for their dreams, and help their community. As an elected
official, community foundation leader, manager in higher education, and pastor,
Tim has demonstrated a consistent commitment to advancing opportunities for
individuals to succeed and doing his part in elected office to help make America
a pillar of freedom and hope in the world.
Tim knows what it is like to
struggle, live on a meager income, and not have health insurance. Born on
Chicago's south side, Tim could not afford health insurance for his family when
he began his career, so they went without. This trying experience for his
family gives Tim additional perspective to promote policy ideas that will make
health care more patient-centered and affordable.
To help pay his way through
college, Tim worked as a union steel mill worker. He attended Western Illinois
University, Moody Bible Institute, Taylor University and Wheaton College
Graduate School, earning his B.S. and M.A. degrees.
Congressman Walberg’s focus in the
U.S. House of Representatives is encouraging job creation and economic growth,
fiscal responsibility, affordable health care, and defending our values.
He believes less power in Washington DC and more power in the hands of
individuals, families, businesses, non-profit organizations, and local
communities will build a healthy economy and stronger Michigan.
Tim has held hundreds of town hall
meetings because he understands that listening to and learning from the
citizens he has the privilege to represent is crucial to finding solutions to
the challenges facing our country and local communities. Tim is a strong
advocate for the 7th District’s hardworking taxpayers, seeking
nonpartisan solutions, including having a common sense bipartisan bill to
increase efficiency within the federal government signed into law by the
Tim's previous work includes
service as a pastor for nearly 10 years. He was elected to the Michigan House
of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1999. During his time in the State
Legislature, Tim gained 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. Following his 16 years in the
Michigan House, he worked to create local community betterment programs
throughout south-east Michigan as President of the Warren Reuther Center for
Education and Community Impact. Tim has also served as a division manager for
the Moody Bible Institute, before retiring in January of 2006.
Tim is an avid sportsman and enjoys
hunting, fishing, and camping. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants
Forever, and the NRA. Tim also enjoys riding his Harley or anything with two
Of all of Tim's accomplishments, he
is most proud of his family. Tim and his wife Sue have been married for over 39
years. They live in Tipton where they raised their three now-adult
children Matthew, Heidi, and Caleb. Matthew and his wife Erin blessed Tim
and Sue with their pride and joy, their four grandchildren.
Tim Walberg on the Campaign Trail