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Whitsett, Karen (D)

State Representative District 9
Office: S-688 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-6990
Email: KarenWhitsett@house.mi.gov
Home Address: 11406 Littlefield St., Detroit, MI 48227 - 313-330-6099
Website: https://housedems.com/whitsett
Seat Number: 67
Standing Committees: Tax Policy, Select Committee On Reducing Car Insurance Rates, Financial Services
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Whitsett is serving her first term, having been elected Nov. 6, 2018 when she defeated Republican James STEPHENS after securing 95.1 percent of the vote in the heavily Democratic 9th House district.  

Whitsett came out on top of a three candidate field to win the August 2018 Democratic primary by securing 56.4 percent of the vote. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Prior to her election to the Michigan House, Whitsett worked as a community organizer. 

She has advocated for neighborhood improvement projects and fought to reduce auto insurance rates. 

Whitsett has also worked both at the state and national level to improve education in urban communities.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Whitsett, click here.

PERSONAL

She lives with her husband and dog in Detroit.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Taylor Darling
Cell Phone: 989-529-5623
tdarling@house.mi.gov

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