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Rep. Kennedy was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when she defeated Republican Al HARDWICK by securing 54.8 percent of the vote.
Kennedy came out on top of a three-person primary field when shesecured 73.2 percent of the August primary vote.
Kennedy spent 30 years in the field of public education, working to empower youth as a local teacher for her first 22 years.
She also worked as a school administrator, most recently serving as principal in Walled Lake Consolidated School District since 2013.
She continues to work in education as a lecturer at the University of Michigan.
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She earned a bachelor's degree from Seattle Pacific University in Washington. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2011.
Kennedy and her husband, Mike, have been married for 25 years and have three adult children.
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