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LaSata, Kim (R)State Senator District 21
Sen. LaSata won the 21st Senate district in November 2018 after she defeated Democrat Ian HAIGHT when she secured 58.1 percent of the vote.
In the Republican primary, she beat back former Rep. Dave PAGEL when she won 54.6 percent of the vote.
Prior to running for the Senate, LaSata served one two-year term in the Michigan House representing the 79th House District.
Prior to entering elective politics, Sen. LaSata taught fifth grade at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools. In 2015 she was honored as Teacher of the Year.
To read MIRS biography of Sen. LaSata, click here.
Sen. LaSata is a graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St. Joseph. She earned a bachelor's degree in Education and a master's in Literacy Studies from Western Michigan University.
She is married to former Rep. Charles LaSATA, and the couple has four children.
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