Haley Stevens

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Haley Stevens
Haley Stevens, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 11th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byDave Trott
Personal details
Born
Haley Maria Stevens

(1983-06-24) June 24, 1983 (age 35)
Rochester Hills, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationAmerican University (BA, MA)
WebsiteHouse website

Haley Maria Stevens[1] (born June 24, 1983) is an American politician from the state of Michigan. A Democrat, she is the member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan's 11th congressional district. The district includes many of Detroit's northern suburbs, such as Auburn Hills, Troy, Livonia, Bloomfield Hills, Novi, Rochester Hills, Birmingham and Northville.

Early life and career[edit]

Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills. She graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, and American University. She became involved in politics in 2006, working for the Michigan Democratic Party as a volunteer organizer. She worked on the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama presidential campaigns in 2008, beginning with Clinton before the primary.[2]

In 2009, Steven Rattner hired her to join the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, and she served as his chief of staff.[2] She went to work for Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, returning to Michigan in 2017.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Over January and February 2017, Stevens moved back to Rochester Hills. She announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat in Michigan's 11th congressional district in the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan in April 2017. The district had been represented by two-term Republican Dave Trott.[4]

Trott announced his retirement in September 2017, making the 11th an open seat.[3] Stevens defeated Tim Greimel in the Democratic Party primary election,[5] and defeated Republican Lena Epstein in the general election.[6] Her victory, and that of Elissa Slotkin in the neighboring 8th District means that there are no Republicans representing Oakland County in the House for the first time since the 1930s. Republicans had held the 11th since its creation in 2003, and Stevens' victory marked a major political shift in the region.[citation needed]

Stevens and Colin Allred were selected as co-presidents of the House Democratic Freshman Class of the 116th United States Congress.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Stevens lives in Rochester Hills.[4] She is a member of Kensington Church, a megachurch in Troy.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Chicago FOIA Request Log" (PDF). Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Detroit Free Press endorsement: Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens for Congress". Detroit Free Press. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Michigan native comes home for run against Rep. Trott". Detroitnews.com. April 27, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Jonathan Oosting (April 27, 2017). "Michigan native comes home for run against Rep. Trott". The Detroit News.
  5. ^ "Lena Epstein and Haley Stevens will compete for 11th Congressional District seat | Local News". theoaklandpress.com. August 7, 2018. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Haley Stevens defeats Lena Epstein in race for open U.S. House seat". Freep.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Balz, Dan. "A leader of the Democratic Class of 2018 confronts the challenges of governing". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dave Trott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 11th congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Greg Steube
United States Representatives by seniority
422nd
Succeeded by
Van Taylor