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Chang, Stephanie (D)

State Senator District 1
Office: S-9 Capitol Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-7346
Email: senschang@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: 1348 Joliet Place, Detroit, MI 48207
Website: https://senatedems.com/chang/
Seat Number: 36
Standing Committees: Finance(VC), Judiciary and Public Safety(VC), Government Operations
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Sen. Chang was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2018 after she defeated Republican Pauline MONTIE by winning 72 percent of the vote. 

Chang came out on top of a six-person Democratic primary in 2018 by winning 49.8 percent of the vote. 

In November she was selected as Senate Minority Floor Leader by her Democratic Senate colleagues.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, Chang served two terms in the Michigan House representing the 6th House District. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sen. Chang worked as a community organizer in Detroit for about a decade. She served as the state director for NextGen Climate Michigan, the alumni engagement and evaluation coordinator for the Center for Progressive Leadership in Michigan, the community engagement coordinator for the James and Grace Lee Boggs School, the deputy director for the Campaign for Justice, an organizer for Michigan United/One United Michigan and an assistant to Grace Lee Boggs. She is a co-founder and past president of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote-Michigan.

EDUCATION

Sen. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor's in psychology, a master's in public policy and a master’s in social work.

PERSONAL

Sen. Chang and her husband, Sean Gray, live in Detroit.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Ellen Heintz
Cell Phone: 231-838-1025
eheinitz@senate.michigan.gov

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