Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dayna Polehanki

6 Years
Senate District 5
S-310 C
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: December 3, 1969 in Flint
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: 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).
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.

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate Majority Caucus Chair (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Senate (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2026)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 5th District 2022
General Vote: 64,455 of 105,546 (61%)
Primary Vote: 19,822 of 26,776 (74%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; United Auto Workers

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)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Caitlin Stadler, Legislative Director
Madison Crum, Constituent Relations

Sponsored Legislation
SB 12
SB 63
School Aid
SB 84
SB 148
Animal Research Facilities
SB 261
School Aid
SB 285
School Attendance
SB 323
Crime Victims
SB 337
Land Use
SB 395
Teachers and Administrators
SB 435
Children Services
SB 438
Film Incentive Credit
SB 439
Film Credits
SB 479
SB 500
Meal Programs
SB 505
Election Laws
SB 568
Teacher Preparation Institutions
SB 657
Forfeited Animals
SB 730
Retail Sales
SB 792
Animal Research Facilities
SB 857
Pistols In State Buildings
SB 942
SB 943
School Aid
SB 947
Public School Academies
SR 115
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