Sen. Erika Geiss

10 Years
Senate District 1
5500 BOB
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Biographical Information

Born: October 10, 1970
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Doug
Children: Two
Education: Bachelor's degree Developmental Psychology, Brandeis University (1993); Master's degree in Art and Architectural History, Tufts University (1998)
Employment/Military Record: Runs small editing and publishing service; author; adjunct professor/instructor
Community Activities: Member, Wayne County Council for the Arts, History, and Humanities Member, Beaumont Teen Health Center--Taylor Advisory Board Member, Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force Member, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Downriver Chapter

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2026)
House (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 1st District 2022
General Vote: 53,475 of 74,718 (71%)
Primary Vote: 6,824 of 21,114 (32%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Michigan Retailers Association; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; United Auto Workers; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan Senate 6th District 2018
General Vote: 60,789 of 99,090 (61%)
Primary Vote: 19,596 of 29,955 (65%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, UAW, Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan Association for Justice, EMILY's List, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (general election), County Road Association of Michigan

Michigan House 12th District 2016
General Vote: 24,716 of 36,828 (67%)
Primary Vote: 4,013 of 5,229 (76%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Michigan Nurses Association; MI Women Win; Michigan League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME, Michigan AFL-CIO, Detroit Regional Chamber PAC, United Auto Workers, MiBank PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, Michigan Laborers' District Council

Michigan House 12th District 2014
General Vote: 15,334 of 22,030 (69%)
Primary Vote: 4,806 of 4,806 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Townships Association, United Auto Workers, Sierra Club of Michigan, Michigan Nurses Association, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Brian Merlos, Chief of Staff
Ekanem Obong, Legislative Director
Jade Jordan, Constituent Relations Director
Nicole Bernard, Communications Director
Colin Ingersoll, Legislative Aide

Sponsored Legislation
SB 2
SB 68
Criminal Sexual Conduct
SB 100
Freight Trains
SB 122
Criminal Sentencing
SB 139
SB 147
SB 161
Teaching Certification
SB 216
Child Marriage
SB 226
SB 251
Motor Buses
SB 265
Identification Cards
SB 271
Renewable Energy
SB 301
Doula Services
SB 332
Family Leave
SB 333
Family Leave
SB 354
Teacher Licensing
SB 385
Election Officials
SB 404
Voting Procedures
SB 430
Juvenile Justice Services
SB 476
SB 533
Vehicle Titles
SB 593
SB 599
Medically Frail Prisoners
SB 608
Environmental Protection
SB 635
Health Benefits
SB 818
Maternal Deaths
SB 819
Maternal Care
SB 833
Health Insurers
SB 840
Boards and Commissions
SB 844
Drunken Driving
SB 856
Computer Science Education
SB 863
Prisoner Productivity Credits
SB 877
SB 893
Revenue Bonds
SR 16
Railway Safety
SR 28
Week Designation
SR 39
Week Designation
SR 59
Date Designation
SR 69
Month Designation
SR 74
African Growth and Opportunity Act
SR 107
Black Maternal Health Week
SR 132
Date Designation
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