Senator Warren has had the pleasure and great privilege of representing Michigan’s 18th Senate District since 2011, after serving from 2007-2010 in the Michigan House of Representatives. In 2014, she is running for re-election to the Senate so she can continue to work for change in the areas that matter most to the people of Washtenaw County.
Known for her ability to reach across the aisle and negotiate, Senator Warren has achieved the matchless distinction of being named Lansing’s most liberal legislator seven years running, while also seeing more of her bills signed into law than any other Democratic Senator. She is widely recognized as one of the strongest female voices in the Legislature because of her tireless efforts to enact policies that support pay equity, reproductive freedom, and gender equality. Most recently, she has been able to advance bipartisan legislation to end human trafficking and breastfeeding discrimination, despite working in a political climate that has proven unsympathetic to women.
Even with these successes, Senator Warren knows there is more to be done. As someone who has never voted to cut funding for public schools, another four-year term will help her provide our educators with the critical resources needed to help students succeed. It will also afford her the opportunity to continue to fight for LGBT equality, uphold our unions’ right to collectively bargain, reverse recent tax changes disproportionately burdening our seniors and working families, and move beyond simply defending women’s rights to enacting proactive policies that support women’s health.