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. This trying experience for his family led him to introduce legislation to reform America's outdated health insurance market and make patient-centered health care more affordable and accessible.
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 served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009. He fought to make government live within its means, prevent tax increases, move America toward energy independence, make health care more affordable, support our troops, secure our border, and defend our traditional values.
Having been given the opportunity to serve the people of the 7th Congressional District once again in 2010, Tim is back in Washington fighting for the common sense values of South Central Michigan. Currently, Tim serves on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee Oversight and Governmental Reform. He also is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on the Committee on Education and the Workforce where he works tirelessly to ensure an environment that keeps workers safe and businesses able to compete in the global economy.
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 Pheasants Forever and the NRA. Tim also enjoys riding his Harley or anything with two wheels.
Of all of Tim's accomplishments, he is most proud of his family. Tim and his wife Sue have been married for 35 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 three grandchildren.
Where I Stand
I'm Tim Walberg and this is where I stand:
* I stand for our Founding Principles - belief in God, our Declaration of Independence, and Constitution...
* I stand for Freedom - to start a business, to choose your doctor, what you drive, what you eat, to carry a gun, to teach & raise your own children, and to live your own life...
* I stand for Personal Responsibility - let's reward good behavior and discourage bad behavior...
* I stand for Limited Government, Limited, Regulation, Limited Spending, Limited Taxing, and Limited Borrowing...
* I stand for Life and all other American Traditional Values...