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Yanez, Henry (D)State Representative District 25
Yanez was a delegate for the 2004 and 2008 Democratic national conventions. He ran for Congress in 2010, losing to Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Twp.). He decided to run for the Michigan House instead of the U.S. House in 2012. Yanez won the 25th District seat by more than 1,000 votes on Election Day.
Yanez worked as a firefighter for 18 years. He retired from firefighting to take his seat in the House in 2013.
He attended Oakland Community College.
In the fall/winter of 2012, Yanez won election to the House, got engaged, retired from the fire department and found out he will become a grandfather.
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