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Alexander, Betty Jean (D)

State Senator District 5
Office: 4300 Binsfeld Building
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0994
Email: senbalexander@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: Detroit, MI
Website: https://senatedems.com/alexander/
Seat Number: 27
Standing Committees: Local Government(VC), Families, Seniors and Veterans, Finance
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Sen Alexander won her Senate seat in 2018 when she handed incumbent Sen. David KNEZEK the political defeat of the year in the August primary, which she won 54 to 46 percent over the incumbent.  

She ran for the Detroit School Board in 2016 and finished 34th.  She was encouraged to enter the race by Lamar LEMMONS who argued Knezek only won the 5th Senate District in 2014 when three prominent Detroiters split up the African-American vote.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Prior to being elected, Sen. Alexander served as a municipal clerical employee.  

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

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

LaMar Lemmons
Cell Phone: 313-204-3681
llemmons@senate.michigan.gov

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