Born: May 1, 1968 in Bowling Green, OH
Children: Elaine Skaggs, Julia Skaggs
Education: University of Michigan, 1986-1990, Russian and East European Studies, B.A.; University of Michigan, 1990-1993, History, M.A.
Employment/Military Record: Legislative Director, State of Michigan (Representatives Dillon and LaGrand); West Michigan Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters; Professor, Aquinas College.
Community Activities: Board Member: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Alliance for Investment; East Grand Rapids Waves Aquatics; East Grand Rapids High School Athletic Boosters; Kent County Families for Education; Friends of Our Community College; Friends of Transit, East United.
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)
House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Kent County Commission, 2017-2022; East Grand Rapids City Commission, 2012-2016
Elections and Political Participation
Michigan House80th District 2022
23,764 of 42,206 (56%)
5,202 of 9,829 (52%)
Campaign Finance Reports
; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25
; American Federation of Teachers Michigan
; Michigan Association for Justice
; Michigan Education Association PAC
(primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights
; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
; Voters Not Politicians
Chair, Kent County Democratic Party (2008-2010; Campaign Manager, David LaGrand for State Senate (2010) and Winnie Brinks for State House (2012)