Rep. Camilleri is a teacher and organizer who now serves Downriver in the Michigan House of Representatives.
State Representative Darrin Quiroz Camilleri is serving his first term representing the 23rd District, which includes the Downriver communities of Brownstown, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Trenton, and Woodhaven. At 24, he became the youngest Latino and first Maltese-American in Michigan's history to serve in the State House. Representative Camilleri sits on the Education Reform, Energy Policy, and Commerce and Trade committees. Prior to joining the legislature, he was a high school social studies teacher in Detroit and a Brownstown Parks and Recreation Commissioner. In the 2016 election, he was the only Democrat to win a seat that was previously held by a Republican.
Representative Camilleri is a first-generation college graduate. He earned his degree from Kalamazoo College, and during his time there, he served as student body president, led the Michigan Federation of College Democrats, and worked for Congressman John Dingell. He is a graduate of Gabriel Richard Catholic High School in Riverview.
His father is an immigrant from Malta, and his mother is of Mexican descent. They met on the factory floor. Today, his dad is a UAW member who works for Ford and his mother works in the cafeteria at Flat Rock High School. He has two younger siblings.
He enjoys playing pick-up basketball, bowling, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family. Representative Camilleri is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton and lives in Brownstown.