Dear Neighbor,

Welcome back to school, students! I am honored to serve as the state representative for the 29th House District and proud to be a strong advocate in Lansing for our community. Please encourage your friends and family to stay connected and subscribe to this e-newsletter. It will keep you up to date on legislation and policies coming from the Capitol, as well as my coffee hours and other virtual and in-person community events.

In service,

State Rep. Brenda Carter, 29th House District

In this Issue:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Voting Information
  • Helping Students Prepare for School
  • Lancaster Community Event 

Upcoming Events

  • Goldner Walsh (Hybrid) Coffee Hour
    • 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Sept. 12
    • Goldner Walsh Garden and Home, 559 Orchard Lake Road in Pontiac
    • Facebook event link
  • Haus of Brunch (Hybrid) Coffee Hour
  • Human Trafficking Awareness Town Hall (Hybrid)
    • 2-3:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 
    • Ruth Peterson Senior Center, 990 Joslyn Ave. in Pontiac
    • Facebook Event Link 

Voting Info

Absentee ballots will be available starting Sept. 29, though your local clerk may send them sooner. You are able to use this link to confirm if you are on the absentee voter list. Use this link to learn if you are registered to vote and to find your precinct location. If you have questions about any upcoming election, I encourage you to reach out to your local clerk. 

Oakland County Clerk: Lisa Brown 

Address: 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac

Phone: (248) 858-0581


Pontiac City Clerk: Garland Doyle

Address: 47450 Woodward Ave., First Floor

Phone: (248) 758-3200

Auburn Hills City Clerk: Laura Pierce

Address: 1827 N. Squirrel Road

Phone: (248) 370-9402


Sylvan Lake City Clerk: Dennise Dryden

Address: 1820 Inverness St.

Phone: (248) 682-1440


Keego Harbor City Clerk: Tammy Neeb

Address: 2025 Beechmont St.

Phone: (248) 682-1930

Orchard Lake Village City Clerk: Rhonda McClellan

Address: 3955 Orchard Lake Road

Phone: (248) 682-2400



Helping Students Prepare for School 

On Aug. 25, my team and I worked hard to help our students! I had the pleasure of being out in Phoenix, Arizona, attending a summit to learn about the best public school policy ideas from across the country. I can’t wait to work with my colleagues to bring these policies to Michigan. 

While I was in Phoenix, my team was hard at work in Pontiac. My intern, Devin Woodruff, was helping to fill and distribute backpacks at Owen/Kennedy Elementary School. At the same time, my legislative director, Johnathon Wertheimer, was helping to distribute information at the back-to-school drive at Walton Charter Academy. We are working hard for you!

Please let me know if you or your family would like coloring books or any other information from the state. Our full list of publications can be found here


Lancaster Community Event

Thank you Leona Patterson for inviting me to Lancaster Village for a wonderful community event. I love being able to speak with our community about what is happening in Lansing. Leona, it is dedicated community members such as yourself that make me proud to say, “I’m from Pontiac.” 


P.S. I still get a laugh from the 360 dance video I was able to make with my staff!