State Rep. Amos O’Neal is serving his second term representing the 94th House District. The district encompasses Bridgeport Township, Buena Vista Charter Township, Carrollton Township, Saginaw City, Saginaw Township and Spaulding Township. A long-time activist for his community, he served on the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners for four years and also spent 13 years on the Saginaw City Council; he even served as Mayor Pro Tem.
O’Neal earned a degree in business administration from Northwood University after he graduated from Saginaw High School. He is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Development Institute at Saginaw Valley State University and the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.
During his time in local government, O’Neal went above and beyond to serve on various boards and committees throughout Saginaw County, including as chair of the Saginaw County Commission’s Committee on Health and Human Services and member of the Michigan Works! Operations Board and the HIV/AIDS Task Force. He was recognized for his work with the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Boy Scouts and the President’s Award from the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce.
As a legislator, O’Neal was named Tri-County Building Trades Labor Person of the Year in 2022 and Michigan Pipe Trades Legislator of the Year and awarded the 2022 fellowship for the 27th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development. In 2023, O’Neal was awarded the Michigan After School Partnership Legislative Champion Award and named the 2023 Ducks Unlimited Legislator of the Year.
As a legislator, O’Neal was awarded a 2022 fellowship position for the 27th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development. He was also named the 2023 Ducks Unlimited Legislator of the Year. O’Neal continues to work for criminal justice reform. As chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, he continues to advocate for adequate funding for improved prison systems, well-trained corrections officers and beneficial prisoner support resources.
O’Neal raised his three daughters in Saginaw with his late wife, Sherry, who was a public school teacher.
- Michigan Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus (Co-Chair)
- Vice Chair of Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (Vice Chair)
Michigan Legislative Conference (MLC) Committee Assignments for the Council of State Governments Appointments:
- MLC Executive Committee
- MLC Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
- MLC Midwest-Canada Relations Committee
- MLC Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Steering Committee