DISTRICT

State Representative Tommy Brann was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 77th District, which includes Byron Township and the city of Wyoming.

PROFESSIONAL

Brann has been working in the restaurant business since the age of 17. At the age of 19, Tommy opened his restaurant “Tommy Brann’s Sizzling Steaks and Sports Grille” and spent the next 30 years working from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. He is also an author and song writer, detailing the hard work needed by small-business owners in the book “Mind Your Own Business” and the song “Risk.” “Mind Your Own Business” includes 13 small-business lessons that he will be using while serving in Lansing. He currently is owner and operator of Brann’s Restaurants, which has several locations across Michigan including the same first restaurant that has been open for 45 years. He still works at the Wyoming location when not in Lansing.

PUBLIC OFFICE AND AFFILIATIONS

Brann was a board member of the Michigan Restaurant Association for nine years. He has also been chairman of Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce, president of the Division Avenue Business Association, president of the Wyoming Economic Development Corporation, chairman of Godwin Heights Advisory Committee, and an advisory board member at Grand Rapids Community College’s Culinary Division.

PERSONAL

Tommy has been married 41 years to his wife, Sue.