Christine Greig

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Christine Greig
Minority Leader of the Michigan House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 9, 2019
Preceded bySam Singh
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded byVicki Barnett
Personal details
Born (1963-01-11) January 11, 1963 (age 56)
Plymouth, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Robert Greig
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame (BA)
WebsiteCampaign website

Christine Greig (born January 11, 1963) is a Democratic politician from Michigan representing the 37th District which comprises Farmington and Farmington Hills in the Michigan House of Representatives.[1][2] In her second term, Greig also served as the Minority Floor Leader, and currently serves as Democratic Floor Leader in her third term. Prior to her election to the Michigan Legislature, Greig served as the executive director of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Center.[1][3]

History[edit]

Personal biography[edit]

Christine Jeffirs Greig was born on January 11, 1963 and grew up in Plymouth, Indiana. She graduated as salutatorian and student body president from Plymouth High School in 1981 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in American Studies and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. She was named a Notre Dame Scholar, designating her in the top 20% of incoming Notre Dame students.[1]

She is married to Robert Greig, and they have three children. Greig resides in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where she has lived for over 26 years.[1]

Professional life[edit]

After her education, Greig worked for Andersen Consulting as an application software expert, and would later work for Kmart Corporation, managing the implementation of their human resource systems.[4] In 1994, she became the co-owner of Fulcrum Computer Services, based in Farmington Hills.[1][4]

Prior to her election into office, Greig founded and directed the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation,[1] a non-profit organization focused on providing support for the students of Farmington and Farmington Hills public schools.[5]

Political career[edit]

Greig was elected to serve the 37th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014[2] In her first term in the Michigan House, Christine Greig served on the committees of Communications and Technology, Education, and Workforce and Talent Development.[6] She was appointed Assistant Floor Leader and serves as the Vice Chair of the Progressive Women's Caucus. She was also selected to participate in the 2015 Bowhay Institute Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) program, a fellowship program sponsored by the Council of State Governments Midwest.[7]

2014 election[edit]

On August 5, 2014, Greig defeated Barry Brickner and Theresa Rich in the Democratic Primary for the 37th district for the Michigan House of Representatives.[6] She then defeated Republican Party candidate Richard Learner in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

2014 Michigan House of Representatives, District 37[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Greig 19,148 57.1
Republican Richard Learner 14,359 42.9
Majority 4,789 14.3
Total votes 33,507 100
Democratic hold
Democratic Primary – 2014 Michigan House of Representatives, District 35[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Greig 3,288 39.8
Democratic Barry Brickner 2,729 33.0
Democratic Theresa Rich 2,244 27.2
Total votes 8,261 100

2016 election[edit]

Christine Greig ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary for the 37th district for the Michigan House of Representatives. She defeated both Republican Party candidate Mitch Swoboda and Libertarian Party candidate James Young. In her second term in the Michigan House, Christine Greig was elected by her democratic colleagues to serve as the Minority Floor Leader.[8] She was a member of Legislative Council, Government Operations, and the House Fiscal Agency Governing committees.[9]

2016 Michigan House of Representatives, District 37[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Greig 29,181 60.63
Republican Mitch Swoboda 17,209 35.75
Libertarian James Young 1,743 3.62
Majority 11,972 24.87
Total votes 48,133 100
Democratic hold

2018 Election[edit]

Once again, Christine Greig ran unopposed in the Democratic Primary for the 37th district for the Michigan House of Representatives. She defeated Republican Party candidate Mitch Swodoba in the general election. In her third term, Representative Greig was elected by the House Democrats to serve as House Democratic Leader. [10]

2018 Michigan House of Representatives, District 37[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Greig 28,702 67.20
Republican Mitch Swoboda 14,012 32.80
Majority 14,690 34.39
Total votes 42,714 100
Democratic hold

Other work[edit]

Greig currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Let America Vote, an organization founded by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander that aims to end voter suppression.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biography For Rep. Greig". Michigan House Democrats. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "2014 Live Michigan election results: State House Districts 1-110". MLive. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Maliszewski, Joanne (November 4, 2014). "Greig outdistances Lerner for state House". Farmington Observer. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Hubred-Golden, Joni (September 29, 2014). "Christine Greig – State House District 37". Farmington Voice. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation FAQ". Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Christine Greig". ballotpedia.org. Ballotpedia. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "Alumni". www.csgmidwest.org. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  8. ^ "House Democratic Caucus Selects Rep. Sam Singh to be Leader". housedems.com. 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  9. ^ "Michigan House Committees".
  10. ^ "House Democrats Elect Christine Greig to Serve as Leader". housedems.com. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  11. ^ "Advisors". Let America Vote. Retrieved May 1, 2018.

External links[edit]

Michigan House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sam Singh
Minority Leader of the Michigan House of Representatives
2019–present
Incumbent