Sen. Dayna Polehanki

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Senate District 7
5400 CBB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 11425 Auburndale St., Livonia, MI  48150
(248) 336-9885
Born: December 3, 1969 in Flint
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Joseph James Walkup
Education: K-12 Michigan School Administrator Certification, Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, 2017; Master in the Art of Teaching, Marygrove College, 2006; 6-12 Michigan Professional Educator Certification/English Major, Alma College, 2001; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Central Michigan University, 1992.
Employment/Military Record: Teacher, New Haven Community Schools, New Haven, MI (2002 - 2019); Manager of Features Casting, Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA (1995-1998).
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan Senate 7th District 2018
General Vote: 69,434 of 137,327 (50%)
Primary Vote: 27,826 of 37,842 (73%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Building and Construction Trades, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union Local 2, Iron Workers Local 25, Pipefitters/Steamfitters UA Local 636, Plumbers Local 98, Sheet Metal Workers Local 80, Roofers Union Local 149, Michigan Federation of College Democrats, AFSCME Council 25, UAW, Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan Association for Justice, EMILY's List, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (general election)

Community Activities: American Association of University Women - Livonia Chapter member; Michigan Education Association member; Macomb AAREN (Assessment, Accountability, Research, and Evaluation Network) member; Macomb Intermediate School District Literacy Leaders member; Casting Society of America member.

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Andrew Buendia, Constituent Relations Coordinator
Isha Chincholkar, Legislative Aide

Sponsored Legislation
School Aid Funds
SB 35
concealed pistol ban
SB 169
unemployment benefits
SB 199
SB 331
Pay Equity Program
SB 382
Teacher Requirements
SB 385
Adoption/Foster Care
SB 395
Animal Care
SB 498
Financial Aid
SB 512
Environmental Protection
SB 516
SB 567
Teachers Grant Program
SB 655
School Aid
SB 663
Working Conditions
SB 689
SB 890
Drug Manufacturers
SB 915
Teachers' Tenure
SB 916
Collective Bargaining
SB 927
Public Schools
SB 930
Public School Academies
SB 932
Public School Academies
SB 934
Charter Schools
SB 969
Teacher Evaluations
SB 1016
Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment
SB 1105
Student Teacher Stipends
SB 1197
Health Insurance
SR 19
SR 131
Date Designation
state assessments
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