Cast 74% Of All Eligible Roll Call
Votes This Session
(510 out of 690)
Whitsett, Karen (D)
State Representative District 9
BB - Binsfeld Building, BT - Boji Tower, CB - Capitol Building, HOB - House Office Building
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.
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.
She lives with her husband and dog in Detroit.
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