Rep. Penelope Tsernoglou

(D-East Lansing)
2 Years
House District 75
1094 HOB
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Michigan House 75th District
Friends of Penelope Tsernoglou
D-East Lansing
PO Box 4310, East Lansing, MI 48826

Biographical Information

Born: July 2, 1979 in Southfield
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Steve Ross
Children: Lillian
Education: Southfield High School, 1997; University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Sociology and Psychology, 2001; Detroit College of Law (now MSU Law School), JD, 2004
Employment/Military Record: Victims Advocate, EVE's Inc, Lansing, MI Victims Advocate, Personal Protection Order office and the Domestic Violence Support Unit in the Ingham County Sheriff's Office, Mason, MI Court Appointed Attorney, Ingham County Owner, Practical Political Consulting, Lansing, MI
Community Activities: Volunteer, Friends of the Ingham County Animal Shelter; Fundraising Chair, Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund
Religion: Christian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Ingham County Commissioner, 2010-2016

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 75th District 2022
General Vote: 26,106 of 43,512 (59%)
Primary Vote: 6,965 of 12,928 (53%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan (primary); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC (primary); Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (primary); Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan House 69th District 2018
Primary Vote: 5,732 of 15,651 (36%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Association For Justice (endorsed with two other candidates), Michigan Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

Political Activities: Former Officer, Ingham County Democratic Party; Founder, Ingham County Young Democrats, 2009; 2004 Ingham County Democratic Party "Volunteer of the Year;" 2008 Michigan Democratic Party "Distinguished Volunteer" Volunteer on countless political and progressive issue campaigns

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Alexander Birkle, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Shannon Higgins, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4127
HB 4203
HB 4204
HB 4234
Campaign Finance
HB 4404
Wage and Fringe Benefits
HB 4567
HB 4627
Juvenile Justice Services
HB 4695
Early Voting Procedures
HB 4696
HB 4702
Precinct Boundaries
HB 4755
Election Law Violations
HB 4756
Absent Voters
HB 4789
Gender Neutral References
HB 4838
Pet Shops
HB 4910
Guardians and Conservators
HB 4950
HB 4983
Voter Registration
HB 5039
Dog Prohibitions
HB 5141
Campaign Practices
HB 5144
Materially Deceptive Media
HB 5213
Family Law
HB 5246
Pollution Prevention
HB 5550
Recall Petitions
HB 5569
Civil Actions
HB 5571
HB 5590
Crimes against Animals
HB 5657
HB 5691
HB 5699
Township Officers
HR 82
Week Designation
HR 126
Month Designation
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