Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Dec 2 2022 / Email

Hello Neighbors, An important package of bills that begin to address the shortage of attainable housing in Michigan has passed both chambers, and we anticipate it will be signed into law this week. The four bills aim to create more attainable… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Mon, Nov 21 2022 / Email

Hello Neighbors,  I’m so honored to have been elected to serve District 29 once again as your senator, and on top of that, to have been elected by my peers as the next Senate Majority Leader for… Read More


Brinks Announces Senate Democrats’ Caucus Leadership Positions

// on Wed, Nov 16 2022 / Press Statement

Smart, energetic leaders will direct Dems’ legislative efforts LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2022) – Today, incoming Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) announced the 2023-2027 Senate Democratic Caucus leadership slate, including the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.The following members will be joining Leader-elect Brinks and… Read More


Incoming Senate Majority Leader Brinks Names Chief of Staff

// on Tue, Nov 15 2022 / Press release

Kathleen O’Reilly Farhat to serve as top staff in the new Senate Democratic majority LANSING, Mich. — Today, incoming Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) announced Kathleen O’Reilly Farhat as her chief of staff starting in January. The chief of staff position will manage caucus operations… Read More


Brinks Makes Michigan History as First Female Senate Majority Leader

// on Thu, Nov 10 2022 / Press Statement

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 10, 2022) — Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) today issued the following statement after being selected by her Senate Democratic Caucus colleagues as the first female Senate Majority Leader in Michigan history for the 102nd Legislature: “I am honored to be elected by my… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Oct 28 2022 / Email

Hello Neighbors,  When I first heard what the Myers family went through, I knew we needed to act.  Tammy and Jordan Myers, who live in the 29th District, gained national attention when their twins, born… Read More


Senate District 29 Update

// on Fri, Oct 14 2022 / Email

Hello Neighbors, Election Day is fast approaching, and our democracy counts on your participation! Do you have a plan for casting your ballot on or by Nov. 8? You don’t need a reason to request an absentee ballot… Read More


Senate District 29 News & Updates

// on Fri, Sep 30 2022 / Email

Hello Neighbors, We’re right in the middle of an important month for West Michigan – Hispanic Heritage Month! With a local history that goes back more than 100 years, our Mexican, Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Cuban, and Dominican… Read More


[YOU’RE INVITED] Water Quality Telephone Town Hall

// on Fri, Sep 23 2022 / Email

Friends, As West Michiganders living along the Lake Michigan shoreline, we know just how valuable our water is here in our state and to the rest of the nation. Yet, Michigan also faces an array of water… Read More


Democrats Working to Update Surrogacy Laws, Keep Families Together

// on Wed, Sep 21 2022 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 21, 2022) — Today, Democratic Sens. Winnie Brinks (Grand Rapids) and Curtis Hertel, Jr. (East Lansing), along with House Reps. Samantha Steckloff (Farmington Hills) and Christine Morse (Texas Township), introduced legislation to update Michigan’s outdated laws surrounding surrogacy in a manner more consistent with modern medicine and processes.Enacted in 1988,… Read More

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