Brenda Pilgrim is a candidate for Michigan’s 64th House District. She will provide a fresh voice for the residents of Jackson County. Fiscal responsibility, public education and safe roads are Brenda’s top priorities.
Believing that Michigan offers an abundance of opportunity, Brenda will work hard to tap the potential of our exceptional K-12 and post-secondary public education, skilled work force and shared commitment to excellence.
A 20-year Jackson County resident, she has lived the ups and downs of her community. Like so many of her Michigan neighbors, Brenda was laid off in 2008 and faced foreclosure. Rather than giving up, she volunteered in a classroom for cognitively impaired children. Pilgrim’s public service has also included the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts and the American Cancer Society.
Brenda’s father worked as a U.A.W. Millwright for International Harvester for more than 40 years and her mother worked as a Medical Transcriptionist. Because of excellent teachers and a community that understood the importance of a quality public education, Pilgrim developed a love of music, art and theater.
Pilgrim currently serves as the Development Director at Dahlem ~ Jackson’s Nature Place, which manages 300 acres of nature preserve in Jackson County. She brings a unique appreciation for environmental stewardship from her years growing up in the Mississippi River Valley. As a sitting board member of the Center for Family Health, Brenda is proud to have been a part of building the new Center for Family Health to serve the Jackson community.
Brenda earned her B.A. in Communications from Marycrest College and lives in the City of Jackson.