Rep. Veronica Paiz

(D-Harper Woods)
2 Years
House District 11
690 HOB
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: September 23, 1957 in San Antonio, TX
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Alex Rogowski
Education: Wayne State University, 1975 - 1980, BFA (photography) New York University, 1989 - 1992, MA (studio arts) Smithsonian Institution, 2006 (Latino Museum Studies Program)
Employment/Military Record: Casa de Unidad, Director, 2004 - 2007 Focus: HOPE, 2002 - 2004 Detroit Public TV, 1999 - 2002
Community Activities: Harper Woods K9 Program fundraising committee; Harper Woods Helping Hands food bank, 2019 - Present; Focus: HOPE volunteer 2007 - 2017; Harper Woods Neighborhood Economic Development Coalition (NEDC). New Detroit, Inc., Cultural Exchange Network, former member.

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Harper Woods City Council member, 2015 - Present (member of the Ordinance Committee, Charter Review Committee, Beautification Commission; prior to Council, I served on the Library Board and Parks and Rec Board) I am a member of the Michigan Municipal League legislative committees for Elections and for Municipal Services, and I am an Elected Officials Academy Board member. I am a Harper Woods alternate voting delegate for SEMCOG (Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 11th District 2022
General Vote: 23,656 of 35,538 (66%)
Primary Vote: 1,844 of 9,751 (18%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan (primary); Michigan Education Association PAC (primary); Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Political Activities: MDP Hispanic Latino Caucus, Executive Board Member, 2019 - Present; Grosse Pointe Democratic Club, former Executive Board Member; Precinct Delegate, 2012 - Present.

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
James Sklar, Policy Services/Legislative Aide
Abigail Locke, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4033
Special Election
HB 4067
Police Dogs
HB 4277
Animal Research Facilities
HB 4278
Animal Research
HB 4430
HB 4471
Disciplinary Time
HB 4473
Date Designation
HB 4513
Health Occupations - Clinical Art Therapists
HB 4793
Gender Neutral References
HB 5041
Dog Prohibitions
HB 5404
Sentencing Guidelines
HB 5405
Vehicle Offenses
HB 5444
Short-Term Rentals
HB 5525
Service Animals
HB 5588
Crimes against Animals
HB 5622
State Contracts
HB 5631
HB 5700
Elected Officials
HB 5734
Employee Benefits
HB 5738
HB 5758
Tenant's Rights
HB 5802
HB 5854
HR 81
Date Designation
HR 137
Month Designation
HR 222
Date Designates
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