House Speaker Pro Tempore Laurie Pohutsky

6 Years
House District 17
251 C
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Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: April 28, 1988 in Detroit
Education: Michigan State University from 2006-2010, Bachelor of Science in microbiology.
Employment/Military Record: Commercial and clinical labs, dealing with issues such as food safety and drug testing.
Community Activities: Angela Hospice where I perform home visits with patients; Member of the Rotary Club of Livonia.
Religion: Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Speaker Pro Tempore (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: I was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2018.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 17th District 2022
General Vote: 24,482 of 35,462 (69%)
Primary Vote: 9,744 of 9,744 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Michigan House 19th District 2020
General Vote: 29,452 of 58,667 (50%)
Primary Vote: 14,709 of 14,709 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 19th District 2018
General Vote: 23,454 of 46,684 (50%)
Primary Vote: 6,224 of 11,376 (54%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

Political Activities: Member of the Livonia Democratic Club; Indivisible Michigan; and Indivisible District 11.

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Sara Kamrath, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Thomas Randle, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4006
HB 4202
Criminal Sexual Conduct
HB 4608
Health Occupations - Dietitian Nutritionists
HB 4657
Court Administration
HB 4718
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
HB 4760
Public Service Commission
HB 4949
HB 4980
Occupations - Veterinarians
HB 5027
Prenatal Screenings
HB 5214
Family Law
HB 5300
Name Changes
HB 5610
Mental Health
HB 5611
Children Protection
HB 5636
Birthing Centers
HB 5853
HR 123
HR 279
Month Designation
Equal Rights Amendment
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