Dian Slavens, is running to represent the 7th State Senate district which includes Canton, Plymouth, Livonia, the city of Wayne and part of Northville. Term limited upon completing her third term in House District 21, Dian is stepping up to continue her public service in the senate. Prompted by serious concerns about the current senator’s representation, she will run a grassroots campaign with a lot of volunteers and will be knocking doors every day. Dian has fought three tough races in 2008, 2010 and 2012. With intensive neighbor to neighbor grassroots campaigning, she increased her margin of victory from 51% in 2008 and 2010 to 62% in 2012.
Dian Slavens has deep roots in Canton Township, and she is dedicated to creating a better life for the working families of Canton Township, Belleville and Van Buren Township. As a mother and grandmother, Dian will fight to turn our state around by strengthening our schools, creating jobs and keeping our youngest and brightest workers right here in Michigan.
As a respiratory therapist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Dian knows first-hand the importance of health care. As a State Representative, Dian will work to ensure that all Michigan residents – especially our children and seniors – get the care they need to live full, healthy and happy lives.
Dian knows the value of a good education. She worked her way through college, earning a degree in applied science and becoming certified as a respiratory therapist in 1981. Making sure that college remains affordable will be a top priority for Dian in the legislature.
Dian has always been active in her community and her profession. She is a volunteer at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, volunteered as a Sunday School teacher at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Canton Township and as a Girl Scout leader for the Huron Valley Council. Dian also is a member of the Michigan Society for Respiratory Care, the National Board for Respiratory Care and the American Association for Respiratory Care.
Dian has lived in Canton Township with her husband, Mark, for the past 20 years. They have three children, Damey, Patrick and Molly, and one grandson, Evan.