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Lightner, Sarah (R)

State Representative District 65
Office: N999 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-1775
Email: SarahLightner@house.mi.gov
Home Address: Springport MI
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/central/lightner/
Seat Number: 13
Standing Committees: Appropriations
Subcommittees: Judiciary(C), Corrections(VC), General Government, Transporation
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Lightner was first elected to serve in the House on Nov. 6, 2018 after she defeated Democrat Terri McKINNON by securing 59.2% of the general election vote.

Lightner won out in a four-candidate GOP primary field when she took 50.9% of the primary vote.

In 2020, Lightner ran unopposed in the August primary.  In the November general election she defeated Democrat Nancy SMITH 64.7% to 35.2% to earn her second term.  

She served as a Jackson County commissioner for the 1st District.

WORK EXPERIENCE

She made her career as a paralegal specializing in criminal defense and family law.

She and her husband operate a small crop farm, custom hay bailing and wrapping operation, as well as a deer processing business in the fall.

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

EDUCATION

Lightner attended Springport High School and Lansing Community College.

PERSONAL

Lightner and her husband David have two sons, Eli and Gavin.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

She is active with several groups including the Jackson County Farm Bureau, the Springport FFA Alumni and Boosters, the National Association of Counties, the Criminal Justice Policy Commission, and Michigan Works!, among others.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Tony Mosesso
tmosesso@house.mi.gov

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