State House of Representatives, District 38
A lifelong Michigander, Megan was born in Farmington Hills and raised in Livonia. As the granddaughter of migrant workers, she was instilled with the values of hard work, community, and service from an early age. She continued that dedication of service in her community while volunteering with Life Changers, Break Away, Habitat for Humanity, and other organizations.
A proud product of Livonia Public Schools, Megan went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in 2008. While many of her peers opted to leave Michigan in the midst of the recession, she chose to commit to her home state. After college, Megan put down roots in Novi, where she resides with her husband, children, and stepson.
With a career in management, sales, and marketing, while owning her own business, Megan has developed the skills to unite individuals with a common goal, to listen and collaborate to find solutions, and advocate for the needs of others. While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Art Therapy, she was inspired to run for office and committed to serving people through politics. In 2017, she graduated from Emerge Michigan, a premier training program to prepare Democratic women for office. To serve her community, Megan was elected as Precinct Delegate in 2018 and elected the inaugural Chair of the Novi Democratic Club in 2019.
Megan is running for State Representative because we need different backgrounds in Lansing now more than ever. When she was in her last course of her Master’s in Art Therapy and Counseling, she wrestled with a career in our flawed healthcare system. She chose instead to serve through politics. To work for accessible and affordable healthcare. She worked in retail for a decade and knows the realities of making just above minimum wage; because of that, she will always have a priority of investing in workers. Her grandfather was able to achieve the American Dream when he secured a union job on the line with Ford. Seeing the dignity her grandfather had until his dying day and being a proud product of his American Dream, Megan will be an advocate for the unions and the right to organize. Her single mother stretched every penny to move her into Livonia Public Schools. The neighborhood public schools can be the springboard into a successful future for our children, and Megan will work tirelessly to reverse the DeVos agenda and keep public dollars in our public schools. She is not a career politician, but she is ready to bring her different background to Lansing. The district is full of establishment politicians, and it is time that we have representation for everyday people. With her diverse background, Megan is uniquely able to connect with the different communities within her district and would be honored to be a voice at the table for all of us.
Racial equity is deeply personal to Megan. As a Latina raising Afro/Latinx children, she is determined to be a part of the solution for systemic injustice. This race is extremely important for representation in Michigan because she would be the only Latina in the House of Representatives, as well as the first Latinx person elected in District 38. She will be a tireless advocate for all communities of color.