Dianne Byrum

Biographical Information

Born: March 18, 1954 in Jackson
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Jim
Children: Barb, Jimmy; 2 grandchildren
Education: Bachelor's degree in public affairs management from Michigan State University
Employment/Military Record: Hardware store owner and operator
Community Activities: Children's Trust Fund, Advisory Board; MSU Children's Health Initiative Advisory Board; Friends of Education, Board Member (free book distribution program)
Religion: Protestant

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
House Minority Leader (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: Democratic leader; first elected to state House in 1990, re-elected in 1992, 2002 and 2004; served in state Senate (1995-2002), state House (1991-1994) and Ingham County Commission (1983-1990)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan State University Board of Trustees 2016
General Vote: 1,947,442 of 8,131,698 (23%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan State University Board of Trustees 2008
General Vote: 2,186,120 of 8,334,337 (26%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 67th District 2004
General Vote: 25,709 of 46,914 (54%)
Primary Vote: 4,066 of 4,066 (100%)

Michigan House 67th District 2002
General Vote: 19,138 of 32,469 (58%)
Primary Vote: 8,428 of 8,428 (100%)

Political Activities: Co-Director, Michigan Political Leadership Program at MSU

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