Annie Braidwood is running for state house of representatives in the 85th state house district: Shiawassee and lower Saginaw Counties. As a lifelong resident of Owosso, Annie Braidwood cares deeply about the future of mid-Michigan.
From an early age, Annie was taught to understand the importance of public service and helping those in need. As a teenager, Annie coached a Special Olympics team while serving as a teaching assistant with mentally and physically impaired students. After getting a BA in Special Education from Central Michigan University, Annie taught in a special education classroom for a few years before becoming a flight attendant.
Following the events of 9/11, Annie decided to rededicate herself to her home community and spent a decade in Perry Elementary School’s special education Resource Room. Annie has also taken an active role supporting those in need by working with community organizations such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Safe Center, CACS walk for warmth, and through outreach programs run by her church, St. Mary’s catholic church.
As a daughter who is the primary caregiver for her aging mother, Annie has become a passionate, vocal advocate for seniors. Annie has seen the way Lansing has failed our seniors who worked hard to make Michigan the great state it is today, and will fight to make sure Lansing gives them the respect, dignity, and support they’ve earned.
Annie lives in Owosso with her husband, George, who is the current Shiawassee County sheriff.