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Governor Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder

Michigan Governor (R)

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Rick Snyder became Michigan's 48th governor when he was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2011. In his inaugural address, he described his vision for reinventing Michigan by creating more and better jobs, revitalizing the educational system, and revamping government to focus on providing excellent service to its customers, the state's 10 million people.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor

Andy Schor

Lansing Mayor (D)

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Andy Schor serves as the 52nd Mayor of Lansing, Michigan. He took office January 1, 2018. Andy Schor served in the Michigan House of Representatives representing residents of the 68th House District, which included most of the City of Lansing and all of Lansing Township.

State Senate

Senator David Knezek

David Knezek

Michigan District 5 State Senator (D)

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The son of a police officer and high school lunch lady, David Knezek was born and raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. A lifelong resident of our great state, David has made a point of serving his community, state, and country in various capacities since he was 12 years old.

Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Hoon-Yung Hopgood

Michigan District 6 State Senator (D)

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Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood has been a resident of Taylor since 1976 when he was adopted by Diane (Chris) and the late Rollie Hopgood – where he currently lives with his wife, Sunhwa, and their two children. After serving six years in the Michigan House of Representatives, Senator Hopgood was elected to the Michigan Senate for the 8th District in 2010 and again in 2014. Senator Hopgood represents the Downriver communities of Belleville, Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Huron Township, Rockwood, Romulus, Sumpter Township, Taylor, Van Buren Township and Westland. Senator Hopgood has the distinction as serving as the first Korean-American to hold state office in Michigan. Senator Hopgood was born in Inchon, South Korea on December 8, 1974.

Senator Patrick Colbeck

Patrick J. Colbeck

Michigan District 7 State Senator (R)

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Patrick Colbeck is currently serving his second term in elected office as the State Senator for Michigan’s 7th District. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Aerospace Engineering as well as a graduate of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Included among his over 20 years of engineering and management work in a variety of industries, he has worked on systems for the International Space Station and instructed students at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Space Camp.

Senator Tory Rocca

Tory Rocco

Michigan District 10 State Senator (R)

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Senator Tory Rocca is an independent voice for the citizens of Macomb County, not beholden to special interests. Rocca has spent his career fighting for Michigan workers and job providers. Rocca was first elected to the Michigan Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee, and as vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. He also serves as a member of the Banking and Financial Services, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees.

Senator Dave Robertson

David B. Robertson

Michigan District 14 State Senator (R)

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Senator Dave Robertson has been at the forefront of many of the issues that have defined Michigan in more than 20 years of public service. He was first elected to the Legislature in 1990 and was an early advocate of property tax relief, having participated in the legislative battles culminating in the passage of Proposal A. He returned to the Michigan House after the 2002 election and served until 2008.

Senator Rebekah Warren

Rebekah Warren

Michigan District 18 State Senator (D)

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Our State Senator Rebekah Warren knows the key to Michigan’s success is in its people. That’s why she has steadfastly fought for us over the past 8 years, working to ensure we have access to quality healthcare, good paying jobs, a clean environment, and strong public schools. A long-time resident of Ann Arbor, Rebekah was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2006, where she represented the 53rd District for four years. Now in her second term as State Senator for the 18th District, she is proud to serve the majority of Washtenaw County, an area known for world-class higher education, a vital artistic community, a diverse and engaged citizenry, and so much more.

Senator Jim Ananich

Jim Ananich

Michigan District 27 State Senator (D)

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State Senator Jim Ananich was elected Senate Democratic Leader by his peers following his reelection to the Senate in 2014. He is serving his first full term in the State Senate after he won a special election in 2013 to fill the vacant 27th District seat. He proudly represents the people of Burton, Clio, Flint, Flint Township, Forest Township, Genesee Township, Mount Morris, Mount Morris Township, Richfield Township, Swartz Creek, Thetford Township, and Vienna Township.

State Representatives

Representitive Stephanie Chang

Stephanie Chang

Michigan Representative District 6 (D)

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State Representative Stephanie Chang is serving her second term representing Michigan’s 6th House District, which comprises the cities of Ecorse and River Rouge and part of the city of Detroit. Chang is the Minority Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Law and Justice and serves on the House Committees on Education Reform and Natural Resources. Much of her legislative work is focused on air quality, affordable and safe drinking water, education, criminal justice reforms, and improving economic opportunities.

Representative Jewell Jones

Jewell Jones

Michigan Representative District 11 (D)

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Before serving in the Michigan House of Representatives, Jones was a member of the Inkster City Council. He was also a member of the Inkster Task Force, the Inkster Youth Coalition, the Inkster Chamber of Commerce and more.

Representative Abdullah Hammoud

Abdullah Hammoud

Michigan Representative District 15 (D)

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State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud is emerging as a strong voice for civil rights and a leading mind for health policy. He represents the 15th House District, comprised of his hometown city, Dearborn. As a proud son of immigrant parents, Hammoud has been unwavering in his commitment to Michigan and Dearborn for more than a decade. From volunteering at community cleanups with organizations like ACCESS to advocating to raise awareness for mental health conditions with the SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition, Hammoud has consistently given back to the community that fostered his growth and success.

Representative Tim Greimel

Tim Greimel

Michigan Representative District 29 (D)

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As a member of the Oakland County Commission beginning in 2007, Greimel has navigated the challenges of cities dealing with fewer resources and fought to provide better public safety for our communities in the form of firefighters, EMTs and police officers. While on the commission, Greimel also advanced a pro-business agenda to lure companies to Oakland County and create jobs.

Representative Klint Kesto

Klint Kesto

Michigan Representative District 39 (R)

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State Representative Klint Kesto was first elected to serve the 39th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012, representing the residents of the city of Wixom, Commerce Township, a portion of West Bloomfield Township and the village of Wolverine Lake. Kesto was re-elected to a third term for the 2017-18 legislative session.

Representative Martin Howrylak

Martin Howrylak

Michigan Representative District 41 (R)

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Representative Howrylak is a licensed and practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in private practice in Troy. He has experience auditing local governments and small businesses, preparing and analyzing financial statements and advising small businesses. He has been a local business owner and entrepreneur since 1990.

Representative Phil Phelps

Phil Phelps

Michigan Representative District 49 (D)

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State Representative Phil Phelps is serving as the representative for the 49th House District, which comprises the cities of Flushing, Mount Morris and Swartz Creek, and part of the city of Flint, and Flint and Mount Morris townships. Rep. Phelps previously served as the Democratic vice chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, and also served on the Health Policy Committee.

Representative Tim Sneller

Tim Sneller

Michigan Representative District 50 (D)

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Before serving as the representative for the 50th House District, Sneller served over 30 years as legislative aide to several legislators in Michigan, including many from Genesee County. This includes former state Representatives Charles Smiley, Rick Hammel, Lee Gonzales, Brenda Clack, Frank Accavitti, Jr., Gino Polidori and Bob Emerson, as well as former state Senator John D. Cherry, Jr. Prior to working in the Michigan Legislature, Rep. Sneller worked at the Flint General Motors Truck and Assembly Plant, where he became an alternate committeeman and proud member of the UAW Local 598.

Representative Donna Lasinski

Donna Lasinski

Michigan Representative District 52 (D)

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State Representative Donna Lasinski is serving her first term in the House. She represents Michigan’s 52nd House District, which encompasses northern and western Washtenaw County, including Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Saline and Whitmore Lake.

Representative Yousef Rabhi

Yousef Rabhi

Michigan Representative District 53 (D)

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Rep. Rabhi was born in Ypsilanti and raised in Ann Arbor. He attended Ann Arbor Public Schools, including Northside, Bach Open, Clague and Huron high schools. After graduating, he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a degree in environmental science with a specialization in urban planning and ecosystem management.

Representative Chris Afendoulis

Chris Afendoulis

Michigan Representative District 73 (R)

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Chris Afendoulis was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. He represents the 73rd District, which includes the city of East Grand Rapids and the townships of Cannon, Courtland, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Spencer and Grand Rapids Charter Township.

Representative Rob Verheulen

Rob VerHeulen

Michigan Representative District 74 (R)

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VerHeulen served as Mayor of the City of Walker from 2001 to 2012. He also represented Walker on the Boards of the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, the Urban Cooperation Board, the Interurban Transit Partnership Board, and the West Michigan Sports Commission. He has served on several non-profit and philanthropic boards including Mel Trotter Ministries, the Gerald R. Ford Boy Scouts Council, Plymouth Christian Schools, and the Christian Rest Home.

Representative Gary Howell

Gary Howell

Michigan Representative District 82 (R)

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Rep. Howell is a lifelong farmer who continues a farm partnership with his son, John, in North Branch. He served as a township, city and village attorney for 40 years.

Representative Thomas Albert

Thomas Albert

Michigan Representative District 86 (R)

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State Representative Thomas Albert was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 86th District, which makes up portions of Kent and Ionia County including the cities of Belding, Ionia and Lowell as well as the townships of Easton, Ionia, Orleans, Otisco, Ada, Bowne, Caledonia, Cascade, Grattan, Lowell and Vergennes.

Representative Daniela Garcia

Daniela Garcia

Michigan Representative District 90 (R)

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State Rep. Daniela García was first elected to serve the 90th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. The 90th District encompasses parts of Ottawa County, including the cities of Holland, Hudsonville and Zeeland, and the townships of Holland, Jamestown and Zeeland.

Representative Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard

Michigan Representative District 93, Speaker of the House (R)

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State Representative Tom Leonard was first elected to serve the 93rd District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2012. The 93rd District encompasses Clinton County and portions of Gratiot County including the city of Ithaca and the townships of Sumner, Arcada, New Haven, North Shade, Newark, Fulton, Washington, North Star, Elba, Hamilton, Lafayette and Wheeler. He was re-elected to a second term in November 2014 and a third term in November 2016. In his third term, his colleagues elected him to serve as the Speaker of the House.

Representative Vanessa Guerra

Vanessa Guerra

Michigan Representative District 95 (D)

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Vanessa’s commitment and passion to bring positive change to the 95th is rooted in her deep connections to this area. Born and raised in Bridgeport Township, she credits her diverse community and the hardworking teachers and staff of the Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District for preparing her for her success at the University of Michigan, where she double majored in Latino Studies and Political Science.