Sen. Winnie Brinks

(D-Grand Rapids)
1 Terms
Senate District 29
6500 CBB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 2060 Osceola Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
(616) 821-1836
Born: February 17, 1968 in Mount Vernon, Washington
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Steve
Children: Olivia, Annalise, Emma
Education: Bachelor's degree in Spanish, Calvin College
Employment/Military Record: Executive director, One Way House, a community-based corrections agency; educator at Grand Rapids Christian Schools and Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, caseworker at The Source
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan Senate 29th District 2018
General Vote: 70,715 of 124,225 (56%)
Primary Vote: 32,882 of 32,882 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, UAW, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan Association for Justice, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (general election)

Michigan House 76th District 2016
General Vote: 27,046 of 47,680 (56%)
Primary Vote: 4,390 of 4,390 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; MI Women Win, AFSCME, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce PAC, Michigan AFL-CIO, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, United Auto Workers, Michigan Agri-Business Association AGRI-BIZ PAC, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, MiBank PAC

Michigan House 76th District 2014
General Vote: 15,804 of 30,315 (52%)
Primary Vote: 3,918 of 3,918 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Michigan Townships Association, Sierra Club of Michigan, Michigan Nurses Association, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Bankers Association PAC

Michigan House 76th District 2012
General Vote: 23,530 of 50,680 (46%)
Primary Vote: 2,652 of 2,652 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Other Offices: State Representative - 76th District (2013-2018)
Political Activities: Chair, East Grand Rapids Parent-Teacher-Student Association's Legislative Committee, 2005-2010
Community Activities: I have volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity in the Grand Rapids area. I'm also active in my church.
Religion: Christian

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Brianna Egan, Chief of Staff
Kathryn Kooyman, District Director
Emma White, Constituent Services Director
Collin Fowler, Legislative Assistant

Sponsored Legislation
SB 73
SB 112
property taxes
SB 142
PA 17
SB 153
PA 109
Feminine Hygiene Products
SB 165
covid-19 testing
SB 173
unemployment benefits
SB 252
Medicaid Coverage
SB 253
Occupational Regulations
SB 325
Employment Discrimination
SB 362
Property Tax Exemptions
SB 373
Sexual Conduct
SB 434
Identification Cards
SB 440
PA 35
Certificate of Need
SB 578
Controlled Substances
SB 659
Fair Employment Practices
SB 676
Groundwater Contamination
SB 677
Groundwater Contamination
SB 685
State-Owned Property
SB 735
SB 766
Probate Judges
SB 773
Air Pollution
SB 778
Public School Academies
SB 781
Public Health Official
SB 782
Public Health Official
SB 889
Pharmaceuticals Costs
SB 905
SB 949
Sealing of Court Records
SB 1034
Statute of Limitations
SB 1092
Student Teachers
SB 1095
Teacher Expenses
SB 1153
Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act
SB 1177
Gestational Surrogacy
SB 1179
Gestational Surrogacy
SR 63
Day Designation
SR 71
Month Designation
SR 158
Month Designation
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