Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: August 18, 1977 in Detroit
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Matthew
Children: Abigail and Elliott
Education: Northville High School 1991-1995, James Madison College at Michigan State University 1995-1999 BA: Social Relations, additional major: psychology; Wayne State University Law School 1999-2002 Juris Doctor
Employment/Military Record: Intake attorney at Goodman Acker, majority of career practiced both Plaintiff and Defense workers' compensation and personal injury/insurance litigation
Community Activities: Michigan Association for Justice, State Bar of Michigan, American Association of University Women, Women's Lawyers Association of Michigan, League of Women's Voters - Oakland, Sandy Hook Promise - Promise Leader
Religion: Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2021 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Novi City Council member, November 2017-2020; Committees: Community Recreation Center Steering Committee; Commission Interview Committee; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Grant Citizen Advisory Committee; SEMCOG (alternate); Youth Council (alternate); previously on Capital Improvement Program

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 21st District 2022
General Vote: 22,670 of 40,172 (56%)
Primary Vote: 8,258 of 8,258 (100%)
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 Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan House 38th District 2020
General Vote: 31,217 of 60,480 (51%)
Primary Vote: 7,051 of 13,958 (50%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 38th District 2018
General Vote: 21,886 of 45,460 (48%)
Primary Vote: 5,238 of 10,730 (48%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Political Activities: Serving on Michigan Municipal League Legislative Policy Committee for Municipal Services and Elections; Member: Novi and other local democratic clubs; member and former legal advisor to Indivisible Michigan; District 11/Indivisible Michigan

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Caitlin Bierema, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Daniel Hacker-Heck, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 55
Court Operations
HB 4097
School Safety
HB 4121
Health Professionals
HB 4146
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
HB 4180
Assisted Reproduction
HB 4395
Fair Employment
HB 4418
Guardians and Conservators
HB 4419
Watercraft Titles
HB 4438
Compulsory Arbitration
HB 4489
Sexual Assault Kit
HB 4521
HB 4522
Family Treatment Court
HB 4633
Juvenile Justice Services
HB 4681
HB 4738
Client Confidentiality
HB 4814
Gender Neutral References
HB 4909
Guardians and Conservators
HB 4913
Controlled Substances
HB 5082
School Attendance
HB 5201
Unfair Trade Practices
HB 5203
County Employees
HB 5204
Court of Appeals
HB 5209
Gestational Surrogate Parentage Contracts
HB 5291
Concealed Weapons
HB 5386
HB 5387
Benefit Corporations
HB 5534
Court Operations
HB 5549
School Safety
HB 5724
Public Records
HB 5773
HB 5832
National Guard
HB 5833
HB 5834
Illicit Drugs
HB 5835
Illicit Drug
HB 5836
Human Trafficking
HR 124
Month Designation
HR 290
Month Designation
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