Senator Sylvia Santana is a dedicated wife, mother and public servant who has successfully helped reform the state’s justice system for adults and juveniles alike. She has also championed improvements to local government funding, increased funding to Michigan’s public schools so students are well-prepared for their future and continues to work on policies that reduce racial disparities in health outcomes. She is serving her second term in the Michigan Senate.

Santana is very involved in her community, where she supports uplifting local organizations and individuals who are working hard to make the area the best place to live, work, and play. She is proud of the many cultures across the district and is deeply invested in efforts toward equity for women of color as it relates to businesses, health care, and more.

Santana majored in finance at Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. She and her husband, Harvey, reside in Warrendale with their three children.