Tough times call for tough leaders. INGHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONER and lifelong DEMOCRAT Emily Stivers has led throughout the pandemic, working with fellow elected officials and staff to make the tough decisions on American Rescue Plan funding that established Ingham County as the state model for efficient, effective and equitable relief spending.
With Roe v. Wade now overturned and Republicans setting the stage for contesting the 2024 election results, we need legislators with experience governing during times of crisis and unrest.
That's why, endorsed by current State Rep. Julie Brixie and more 75th district, currently-serving Democratic leaders than any other candidate, Emily is ready to take her vision for health care, education, infrastructure and the environment – as well as all our progressive priorities – to the state level.
VOTE TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND OR ABSENTEE FOR DEMOCRAT EMILY STIVERS!!!
Progressive Values. Real Solutions.
Ingham County Commissioner Emily Stivers: Democrat for State Representative
Progressive Values. Real Solutions.
REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FOR ALL
The Reproductive Freedom for All petition is the best – and possibly the ONLY – chance we have to protect our medical privacy in Michigan.
That's why Emily Stivers personally collected more than 500 signatures on the petition on behalf of Planned Parenthood, and why she will be out working to get out the vote when reproductive rights are on the ballot in November.
Emily Stivers believes abortion is healthcare, and will never stop fighting for our right to choose.
END GUN VIOLENCE
Emily Stivers earned the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, and will not back down or look away in the fight for smart gun safety laws and community-led initiatives to reduce gun violence.
Her kids' lives depend on it.
That's why Emily Stivers believes we should make it at least as hard to legally own a gun as it is to legally own and drive a car. And those who break the laws should be held accountable.
Emily Stivers wants to combine strong safe storage laws, an assault weapons ban and other common sense gun violence prevention legislation with community education programs, as Ingham County is doing right now with the Advance Peace initiative. Emily Stivers has been a proponent of this program to get to the roots of urban gun violence, educate the public, and help parents keep guns out of their kids' hands.
Emily Stivers is the ONLY CANDIDATE running in the 75th District who currently holds elected office and served during the pandemic; who is part of the LGBTQIA community; and who currently has kids in our public schools.
As a mom, Emily Stivers supports smart investments in the trails and parks our families enjoy. That means more amenities and better access, as well as combatting invasive species and making sure residents can swim safely in our beautiful lakes. Emily is a leader on the Ingham County Parks and Recreation Commission, evaluating projects and helping secure millions of dollars in matching grant funding to make our county millage a success.
Emily also signed the Sunshine Pledge to never accept campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry. And she is committed to making Michigan the leader of the EV revolution, bringing good jobs and innovative, green technology to our state.
Parents can’t work if children aren’t learning. Emily Stivers served in the education field for six years, building middle and high school curriculum and helping schools implement it. She strongly support policies empowering children, parents, and teachers, including universal preschool, after-school care, parent-teacher relationship building, special needs accommodation, and partnerships with public and private providers for mental health care access.
Working with local school boards, Emily is developing new ideas for teacher recruitment and retention. All our high-quality educators absolutely deserve competitive wages, benefits and respect.
American Rescue Plan and Infrastructure funding have made once-in-a-generation investments in Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges possible. As chair of Ingham County Services, Emily Stivers helped make our region the leader in the state for spending our American Rescue Plan funds effectively, efficiently and equitably. She is dedicated to making sure every infrastructure dollar Michigan receives is spent wisely on our most critical road and bridge improvements, as well as flood reduction efforts, septic system cleanup assistance for homeowners, and reaching every door in Michigan with fast, reliable, affordable internet.
Mental Health Care for All
Our kids are not okay. And, frankly, a lot of adults need more support, too. Our public mental health system is hemorrhaging workers, and we need major reform and significant funding for the system to support overwhelmed social workers, psychologists, paraprofessionals and others in the mental health field.
As a Board Member at CMHA-CEI, Emily Stivers is working on real solutions including preventive interventions in schools and youth centers, a Mobile Crisis Unit, and progressive raises and recruitment and retention bonuses to encourage more workers to enter the mental health care field – and stay in it.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Representation matters. As the first openly bisexual woman on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Emily Stivers has championed gender-neutral restrooms on County property and employment protections not just for County workers, but for any vendors doing business with the County.
Black Lives Matter. Emily Stivers supports smart criminal justice reform including eliminating cash bail and decriminalizing substance abuse, and partnerships between health professionals and police departments – so that non-violent offenders aren't met with armed police officers, and substance abusers go to rehab instead of prison.
Emily Stivers introduced the resolution establishing a $15/hour minimum wage for County employees in 2021, and has supported Unions in all negotiations. She drives an American Electric Vehicle and stood with striking UAW workers despite having a six-month-old baby in tow. She stands with the United Six. And she helped pass Prevailing Wage requirements for all Ingham County contracts before Governor Whitmer made it law at the state level.
Emily's late grandmother, Angeline Nagy, was a Butcher's Union member. They saved Angie's vision and job after an on-the-job accident threatened to render her blind. That's why Emily Stivers is a firm supporter of Unions, and will continue to be a champion for workers' rights as a state representative.
Emily Stivers is the best choice to represent the 75th –
Just ask these respected community leaders!
State Rep. Julie Brixie Endorses Emily Stivers
Current 69th district State Rep. Julie Brixie is running in the new 73rd district, and endorses Ingham County Commissioner Emily Stivers (D) in the 75th district Democratic primary.
Emily Stivers has more in-district endorsements from currently-serving elected officials than any other candidate. Other leaders who served alongside Emily during the pandemic know we need her leadership and fierce advocacy for the dark times to come.
Current & Former State Reps.
State Rep. Julie Brixie
Former State Rep. Lynn Jondahl
Former State Rep. Mark Meadows
Meridian Township Officials
Supervisor Patricia Herring Jackson
Clerk Deborah Guthrie
Treasurer Phil Deschaine
Trustee Courtney Wisinski
Trustee Kathy Sundland
Trustee Scott Hendrickson
Trustee Marna Wilson
Former Police Officers Association of MI President Jon Wicks
City of East Lansing Officials
Mayor Pro Tem Jessy Gregg
Former Mayor Diane Goddeeris
Former Mayor Liz Schweitzer
Former Mayor Mark Meadows
Former Clerk Marie Wicks
Williamstown Township Officials
Supervisor Wanda Bloomquist
Former Clerk Carol Grainger
Bath Township Officials
Supervisor Marie Howe
Trustee Jason Almerigi
Trustee Joe Benzie
Planning Commission Chair
Road Commissioner Carl Seabold
Clinton County Officials
Comm. Dwight Washington (D)
Ingham County Officials
Prosecutor Carol Siemon
Fmr. Treasurer Eric Schertzing
Comm. Irene Cahill (D-East Lansing)
Comm. Bob Peña (D- Lansing)
Comm. Mark Polsdofer (D-Okemos)
Comm. Chris Trubac (D-Holt)
Former Comm. Marc Thomas (D-East Lansing)
East Lansing - Dave Chapin
Williamston - Narda Murphy
Haslett - Mike Duda
Okemos - Cathy Ash
School Board Members
Haslett Vice President Greg Bird
Haslett Secretary Cammy Wheeler
Haslett Trustee Monica Del Castillo
Okemos President Mary Gebara
Okemos Treasurer Katie Cavanaugh
Okemos Secretary Jayme Taylor
Okemos Trustee Dean Bolton
Okemos Trustee Vincent Lyon-Callo
Board Chair Joe Brehler, Eaton Co.
Vice Chair Al Platt, Ingham County
Fmr. Nat'l. Assoc. of Social Workers Dir. Maxine Thome
Timothy Hanna, Clinton County
Kay Randolph-Back, Ingham County
Paul Palmer, Ingham County
Ingham County Parks & Rec
Chair Matthew Bennett
Vice Chair Cherry Hamrick
Secretary Stephanie Thomas
Commissioner Simar Pawar
Commissioner Steve James
Former Comm. Mike Unsworth
Labor Unions and Organizations
Laborers’ International Union of
North America (LiUNA) Local 499
2022 Moms Demand Action Gun
Sense Candidate Distinction
Equality Michigan 100% Pro Equality
"When Commissioner Stivers took her seat on the County Commission, it was obvious to everyone that her pragmatic, careful and dedicated approach to policy development would help change the way the Commission operated. As a former legislator, Mayor and Council Member, I can say without hesitation that Emily's background in local government and her dedication to working with people on both sides of the aisle to achieve sound policy that benefits everyone is desperately needed at the Capital.
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