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Emily Stivers Announces Run for Meridian Township Clerk

Meridian Twp, MI — Former Ingham County Commissioner Emily Stivers has announced her 2024 candidacy for Meridian Township Clerk. Emily Stivers, 42, is a Public Policy professional, pansexual cisgendered woman, and mother of two with 22 years of experience in the public sector. She has voted in every major election since 2000.

"I am running for Clerk to make sure we have a capable, qualified public servant managing our elections and staff," Emily Stivers explained. "We need fresh energy and outside-the-box thinking, but it must be accompanied by an appropriate level of management and supervisory experience and a deep understanding of how local government operates and how elections work."

Emily Stivers has had a steadfast and lifelong commitment to public service. She has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan's Ford School, and bachelor's from Michigan State University's James Madison College. Her professional experience includes management and supervisory roles at the United Nations Foundation and EduGuide, a local education organization helping students develop social and emotional skills for long-term success. During the Great Recession, she started and operated her own company to help low-income homeowners avoid foreclosure.

After serving on Meridian Township's Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission, Emily Stivers was elected Ingham County Commissioner representing northern Meridian Township twice, in 2018 and 2020. She currently works for Michigan State University, helping train medical students in social issues, and serves on the Board of Directors for Eastminster Child Development Center.

As a County Commissioner, Emily Stivers was a tireless champion for election integrity, fair wages, infrastructure improvements, mental healthcare access, and parks and trails. She chaired the County Services Committee and Subcommittee on Ethics, and served on the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties Board of Directors, and as Treasurer for the Democratic Caucus.

"The 2024 election will face challenges into the coming year,” Emily Stivers said. "With support from East Lansing Clerk Marie Wicks and others across Ingham County, I have the foundation and experience necessary to improve and defend our election integrity and expand voter registration, access and participation in the difficult times to come.”

The Democratic Primary will be August 6, 2024, with general election to follow in November. Visit for more information, and please follow @EmilyStiversforClerk on Facebook, @estivers2 on Instagram, and @estivers on X for updates.

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