Sandy Colvin is a lifelong resident of the metropolitan Detroit area. She was born and raised in Livonia and graduated from Clarenceville High School. Growing up, Sandy played on numerous athletic teams and she also attended United Hebrew Schools and Camp Tamarack. Additionally, Sandy was president of her B’nai B’rith Youth Organization chapter.
Sandy received her bachelor’s in business administration degree in 1984 and her law degree in 1989 from Wayne State University. She became a certified public accountant in 1986 and passed the State of Michigan Bar Exam in 1989.
Initially, Sandy worked as an auditor at a national accounting firm and while in law school, Sandy was a law clerk at Plunkett Cooney, P.C. and then began practicing law at Dykema Gossett. Sandy then took a position as a lecturer at her alma mater, passing on her educational and real world knowledge by teaching business law courses. Sandy was also a partner at Raymond & Prokop, P.C. and since 2010, she has been a corporate law and commercial litigation attorney at Thav Gross PC in Bingham Farms.
Actively involved in the community, Sandy was a leader on a number of committees for West Bloomfield School District including the School Enrollment and Facilities, the Strategic Visioning and Budget Prioritization and a School Bond Campaign. She was also co-president of the Parent Teacher Organization for both Doherty Elementary School and West Bloomfield High School and active in fundraising for the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation.
Sandy learned a lot from her parents, including strength and perseverance. Her father was born in Czechoslavakia and her mother was born in Poland. Both of her parents are Holocaust survivors – her father was confined to concentration camps throughout Europe while her mother was in a ghetto in Poland and then escaped, living on a farm in Germany in plain sight of the German soldiers who occupied the farm. Her parents met and then married after immigrating to the United States. Sandy’s father, now retired, worked in the automotive industry, and he volunteers as a speaker at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.
Sandy currently resides in West Bloomfield with her husband Jay, whom she met while they were undergraduate students at Wayne State University. The couple has resided there since 1995. Jay works as an attorney at a Detroit law firm and is currently on the Board of Communities in Schools of Metropolitan Detroit. The couple has three children – Jeff (25), Steve (24) and Jaclyn (22). All three of their children attended the University of Michigan for their undergraduate degrees.
Sandy has helped many business owners navigate through the challenges they face and she has seen how cuts to school funding have hurt our schools. For Sandy, the time is now to make a positive change at the Capitol.