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Santana, Sylvia (D)

State Senator District 3
Office: 5600 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0990
Email: senssantana@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: 5700 Brace Street, Detroit, MI 48228
Website: https://senatedems.com/santana/
Seat Number: 2
Standing Committees: Health Policy and Human Services, Appropriations
Subcommittees: Joint Capital Outlay(VC), Community Health/Human Services, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) / Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Senator Santana was first elected to the Senate in 2018 after defeating three other Democrats in the August primary where she secured 41.52 percent of the vote.  

She served one term in the Michigan House (2017-2018) where she succeeded her husband, Harvey Santana to win the right to represent the Michigan 9th House District.  

In the House, then-Rep. Santana served on the Appropriations Committee and on the Appropriation's Subcommittees on Corrections, Health and Human Services, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sen. Santana had worked for ProsperUS Detroit, an entrepreneurial training and small business lending program for Detroit residents, particularly those who are African-American, Arab-American, or Latino.

She also worked in the financial industry for more than 15 years. At a high level, she managed the health of a loan and funding portfolio. She worked to identify credit facilities and other sources of funding available to small businesses in efforts to achieve economic empowerment for local communities.

To read MIRS biography of Sen. Santana, click here.

EDUCATION

She graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

PERSONAL

She and her husband have three children.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Among her civic activities are creating and leading the neighborhood block club and serving as finance director and now president of the Warrendale Community Organization.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Nicholas Cook
Cell Phone: 517-455-6519
ncook@senate.michigan.gov

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