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 36)
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, Canton Township, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Township, 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]

Elections[edit]

2018 General election[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 made it the first time since the 1930s that no Republicans represented Oakland County in the House.[7] She also became the first Democrat to represent the 11th since it assumed its current configuration in 2003.

Stevens and Colin Allred, both alumni of the Obama administration, were selected as co-presidents of the House Democratic Freshman Class of the 116th United States Congress.[8]

Tenure[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral History[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Haley Stevens 24,309 27.0
Democratic Tim Greimel 19,673 21.8
Democratic Suneel Gupta 19,250 21.4
Democratic Fayrouz Saad 17,499 19.4
Democratic Nancy Skinner 9,407 10.5
Total votes 90,138 100.0
Michigan's 11th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Haley Stevens 181,912 51.8
Republican Lena Epstein 158,463 45.2
Libertarian Leonard Schwartz 5,799 1.7
Independent Cooper Nye 4,727 1.3
Total votes 350,901 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

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. ^ Laitner, Bill (November 8, 2018). "Republican and Patterson's hold on Oakland County may be at an end". Detroit Free Press. All four congressional districts with a footprint in Oakland County will be held by Democrats come Jan. 1, with both the 8th District and the 11th District flipping from Republican on Tuesday.
  8. ^ Balz, Dan. "A leader of the Democratic Class of 2018 confronts the challenges of governing". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 6, 2019.

External links[edit]

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
420th
Succeeded by
Van Taylor