Biographical Information

Home Address: 23470 Majestic St., Oak Park, MI  48237
(219) 306-3453
Born: July 7, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Laren Weiss
Education: Valparaiso University, B.A. in History and Secondary Education (2009)
Employment/Military Record: After earning my degree I served for two years as an Americorps member. I previously worked as a high school English and Social Studies teacher in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. I'm a former member of the American Federation of Teachers, DFT Local 231, and served as the Alternate Building Rep at my school.
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan House 27th District 2020
General Vote: 41,791 of 56,164 (74%)
Primary Vote: 10,615 of 22,429 (47%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Other Offices: I ran for Oak Park City Council and was elected in 2017; I served on Oak Park City Council from 2017-2020. I ran for and was elected as a State Representative for District 27 in 2020. I am currently serving my first term as a State Rep.
Political Activities: Have worked on the campaigns of Brenda Lawrence for Congress and Anil Kumar for Wayne State University Board of Governors. I'm also an active member of the Oak Park/Huntington Woods Democratic Club. I previously served as the Michigan National Committeewoman for the Young Democrats of America, as well as the Treasurer for the YDA Great Lakes Region. I am an at-large member of the Michigan Democratic Party Youth Caucus.
Community Activities: Secretary of the Tri-Community Coalition, a nonprofit serving the communities of Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods, and I previously worked as the organization's Program Director. I regularly volunteer with my local block club. I am also a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit.
Religion: Unitarian Universalist

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Liam Forbush Bagley, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Annalise Wilson, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4570
COVID Relief Appropriations
HB 4871
Sentencing Guidelines
HB 4955
Military and Veterans Affairs
HB 5000
Stormwater Discharge Fees
HB 5001
Discharge Permit Fees
HB 5051
Teacher Evaluations
HB 5113
Teacher Training
HB 5225
Gender Neutral Language
HB 5270
School Aid
HB 5476
Sex Education
HB 5645
Voting Procedures
HB 5832
School and Local Government Financing Commission
HB 5837
Education Appropriations
HB 5855
Educational Management Organizations
HB 5993
Teacher Performance Evaluations
HB 6003
Proof of Loss Form
HB 6026
Wage and Fringe Benefits
HB 6079
PA 165
Highway Designation
HB 6328
OK2Say Program
HB 6427
Food Law
HR 79
Workers' Rights
HR 94
Teacher Appreciation
HR 118
Release of American Journalist
HR 239
Public Schools Day
HR 283
Teacher Appreciation Week
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