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Anthony, Sarah (D)State Representative District 68
Rep. Sarah Anthony is serving her first full term representing the 68th House District.
In November, she was sworn into her partial term, making her the first African-American woman to serve in this capacity in Lansing's history.
Anthony won the general election for a full term when she defeated Republican Rosalinda HERNANDEZ by securing 74.3 percent of the vote. She came out on top of a five-candidate Democratic primary in August 2018 when she secured 45.8 percent of the vote.
Anthony currently serves as the Democratic Caucus chair for the 2019-20 session.
In 2012, she was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, making her the youngest African American woman to serve in this capacity in the United States.
Anthony was a legislative assistant to former state Rep. Joan BAUER.
In 2010, she began an eight-year service as deputy director with the Michigan College Access Network.
To read MIRS biography of Rep. Anthony, click here.
Anthony is an Everett High School graduate. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and legal studies from Central Michigan University.
Anthony earned a Master's of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University and was later named a fellow of the University of Michigan's New Leadership Academy.
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