House Minority Caucus Whip Sarah Lightner

6 Years
House District 45
894 HOB
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: April 15, 1982 in Lansing
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: David Lightner
Children: Eli and Gavin
Education: Springport High School Class of 2000; Lansing Community College, Paralegal Program 2004
Employment/Military Record: Wm Burt Burleson, PLLC - Law Office, Criminal Defense Paralegal 2004-2015
Community Activities: Springport FFA Alumni and Boosters, Jackson County Fair Board, Farm Bureau Young Farmer

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Minority Caucus Whip (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
House Associate Speaker Pro Tempore (1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022)
House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Jackson County commissioner, elected to 3 terms consecutively 2013-2018 State Representative, 65th District 2019-current

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 45th District 2022
General Vote: 27,506 of 40,676 (67%)
Primary Vote: 11,117 of 11,117 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Great Lakes Education Project; Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Freedom Network; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Realtors; Michigan Retailers Association; National Federation of Independent Business-Michigan; Property Management Association of Michigan PAC (primary); Right to Life of Michigan PAC; Small Business Association of Michigan

Michigan House 65th District 2020
General Vote: 31,444 of 48,560 (64%)
Primary Vote: 11,403 of 11,403 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 65th District 2018
General Vote: 21,774 of 36,742 (59%)
Primary Vote: 5,730 of 11,218 (51%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, ABC of Michigan PAC, Great Lakes Education Project, Michigan Freedom Network, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Realtors

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Emerson Silvernail, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Angela Kidder, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4052
Property Tax
HB 4053
Vital Records
HB 4373
Unemployment Agency
HB 4630
Indigent Defense Commission
HB 4631
Juvenile Justice Services
HB 5125
Controlled Substances
HB 5137
Economic Development Funding
HB 5392
Criminal Procedure
HR 41
Week Designation
HR 193
Week Designation
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