Sen. John Cherry

5 Terms
Senate District 27
3600 BOB
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Biographical Information

Born: May 30, 1985 in Clio
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Teresa Villacorta
Children: Diana
Education: Bachelors Degree - Environmental Studies from University of Michigan, 2003-2007; Masters Degree Public Policy - Ford School at University of Michigan, 2007-2009
Employment/Military Record: 2012 - Present: DNR - Performance Management Coordinator; 2011-12: DNR Grants Management; 2010-11: DNRE Office of Science and Policy; Small business owner with my wife, Teresa Villacorta - Flint Coffee Company
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan Senate 27th District 2022
General Vote: 64,189 of 100,161 (64%)
Primary Vote: 17,503 of 27,177 (64%)
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 Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Michigan House 49th District 2020
General Vote: 28,122 of 40,833 (68%)
Primary Vote: 13,321 of 13,321 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 49th District 2018
General Vote: 22,769 of 31,464 (72%)
Primary Vote: 5,266 of 11,243 (46%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Teamster Local 332, Police Officers Association of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, AFL-CIO, UAW, AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association For Justice (dual endorsement), Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Other Offices: Elected to Flint Charter Commission serving as Vice Chair; Elected as State Representative for the 49th House District.
Political Activities: Member of Michigan Democratic Party, Genesee County Democratic Party, Ruffled Grouse Society, Pheasants Forever, American Woodcock Society, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and Michigan United Conservation Clubs
Community Activities: College Cultural Neighborhood Association - Past Secretary Flint Master Plan Advisory Committee
Religion: Episcopalian

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Nicole Derusha-Mackey, Chief of Staff
Qiana Towns Williams, District Director
Katie Olkowski, Constituent Relations Director

Sponsored Legislation
SB 31
Health Screenings
SB 36
Public Utilities
SB 43
Traffic Control
SB 52
SB 59
Law Enforcement
SB 89
Child Care
SB 103
Sport Fishing
SB 165
State Police Retirement
SB 169
Collective Bargaining
SB 187
2023-24 MDARD Appropriations
SB 188
2023-24 DNR Appropriations
SB 189
2023-24 General Government Appropriations
SR 8
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