With more than 20 years of civic engagement and public servant experience, Senator Mary Cavanagh has a natural flair for building relationships and a long track record of bringing about positive change. She is serving her first term in the Michigan Senate.

Cavanagh was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020, where she served the communities of Redford Township and Northwest Detroit and was a vocal champion for small businesses, frontliners, and our most vulnerable populations. As a State Representative, she served as Deputy Democratic Caucus Chair, Chair of the Latino Caucus, Secretary of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, and an active member of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, Firearms and Safety, Care, Education, and more.

Cavanagh has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wayne State University and lives in Redford Charter Township.