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Benson, Jocelyn (D)

Governor
Office: 430 W. Allegan Street, 4th Floor, Lansing, MI 48918
Term: First
Website: www.michigan.gov/sos

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


POLITICAL CAREER

Secretary of State Benson won the office in 2018 on her second try.  She fell five percent short on her first run for the office in 2010. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

She is the author of Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process and is a former dean of the Wayne State University Law School. 

Prior to her election, she was serving as CEO and executive director of the Ross Initiative in Sports Equality (RISE), a national non-profit.

EDUCATION

Secretary Benson is a graduate of Wellesley College, Harvard Law School and Oxford University.

PERSONAL

She is married to Ryan FRIEDRICHS, and the two have a son, Alden. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Hilarie Chambers

Additional Information


Several Large Counties Saw Higher Turnout Numbers Tuesday (11-06-2019)

Former SOS Johnson Grills Current SOS Benson In Committee (10-30-2019)

Dem-Friendly Group Sues Over Absentee Voters' Signatures Process (10-30-2019)

MSU Trustee Resigns Over Board's Handling Of Nassar Review (10-28-2019)

Gov Raises $459K, Nessel & Benson Combine For $26K (10-25-2019)

Benson's Redistricting Outreach Include TV Ads, Free Notaries (10-24-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (10-22-2019)

Should 80% Of State Redistricting Commissioners Be White? (10-18-2019)

SOS Seeks Dismissal Of Suit Challenging Redistricting Commission (10-04-2019)

Standing O's for Doug Roberts (10-03-2019)

Ad Board Shuffles $625M In State Funds; Rolls Up AG, MDE Budgets (10-01-2019)

Miller's Opinion Could Be Big Factor In MI-10 (09-26-2019)

Judge Allows 15% Petition Requirement To Remain Unconstitutional (09-25-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (09-20-2019)

Judge Could Decide If 15% Petition Requirement Lives Within 10 Days (09-17-2019)

Republican Party Sues Benson To Stop Redistricting Commission (08-22-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (08-15-2019)

GOP Sues Benson Over Redistricting Commission (07-30-2019)

Benson Spox: 'We Inherited A Broken System' (03-22-2019)

Judges Deny Senate, House, Congressional Request To Dismiss Gerrymandering Suit (03-13-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (03-13-2019)

Benson Wants Absentee Ballots Counted Before Election Day (03-06-2019)

Here's Why California Redistricting Panel Valued Public Hearings (03-04-2019)

Judges Allow 475 Pieces Of LWV Evidence In Redistricting Case (03-01-2019)

Benson to Trump: Dial Back Hateful Rhetoric (02-25-2019)

Judge OK's Stay In 'Ballot Selfie' Lawsuit (02-25-2019)

Who's Still Hiring In The Whitmer Administration? (02-22-2019)

Benson Playing Undercover Boss (02-22-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (02-21-2019)

GOP Suggests Gerrymandering Lawsuit Is 'Manufactured' (02-20-2019)

Benson Brings Back Thomas To Lead Prop 3 Advisory Board (02-20-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (02-20-2019)

Benson, BBM Moving On Past $37.5K Fine; Others Are Not (02-15-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (02-11-2019)

Pro-Whitmer Group Fined $37,500 For $2.4M In Improper Ads (02-08-2019)

SOS Revving Up CARS Tech Overhaul Over Presidents Day Weekend (02-08-2019)

GOP Map Drawer Grilled Over Emails As Gerrymandering Trial Concludes (02-07-2019)

Witness: Michigan Elections After 2011 Had 'Extreme' Bias For Republicans (02-05-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (02-05-2019)

Sotomayor Denies Stay In Federal Gerrymandering Lawsuit (02-04-2019)

Convention Bits: Tlaib Pushes Trump Impeachment (02-02-2019)

Judges Deny Benson's Proposed Redistricting Settlement (02-01-2019)

Whitmer Enjoys Good Early Numbers (01-30-2019)

29 House Seats Could Be Impacted In Benson Redistricting (01-28-2019)

Benson's Redistricting Settlement Would Redraw 11 State House Districts (01-25-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (01-24-2019)

Michigan Senators Want To Intervene In Gerrymandering Suit (01-22-2019)

Snyder's MSU Board Pick Gave $4K To Whitmer, $2,500 To Benson (01-22-2019)

Benson Wants Nessel's Opinion On Lame Duck Petition Drive Changes (01-22-2019)

MRP Says Benson Move In Lawsuit Is 'Power Grab" For Dem Party (01-18-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (01-16-2019)

Gov: I Will Veto Bills Circumventing 'Right To A Referendum' (01-03-2019)