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Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich.

Member of the House (2nd term)

Democrat



Biography

District: Michigan - 14th District
Political Highlights: Southfield School Board of Education, 1992-96; Southfield City Council, 1996-00; mayor of Southfield, 2002-15; Democratic nominee for Oakland County executive, 2008; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, 2010; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2012
Born: October 18, 1954; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Southfield
Religion: Christian
Family: Husband, McArthur Lawrence; two children
Education: U. of Detroit, attended 1971-72; Central Michigan U., B.S. 2005
Elected: 2014
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 181st ranked House Democrat
Twitter: 9,447 followers
State Clout: Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2012 Election Results

2014 Election Results

Candidate

Brenda Lawrence (D)
Christina Barr (R)
Leonard Schwartz (LIBERT)
Stephen Boyle (GREEN)

Votes

165,272
41,801
3,366
1,999

%

77.8%
19.7%
1.6%
0.9%