LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11, 2023 — State Rep. Kimberly Edwards (D-Eastpointe) was sworn in today as state representative for the 2023-24 legislative term. The swearing-in ceremony marked the formal opening of Michigan’s 102nd Legislature and the first day of House Democrats having the majority in over a decade.

“I am ecstatic to kick off this new 102nd legislative session and to begin my first year here at the Michigan Capitol,” Edwards said. “There is a lot to be done, but I’m glad I get to be a part of something bigger, working toward a better Michigan for my friends, family and of course my community. Here’s to a better and brighter Michigan future.”

Edwards’ district covers parts of Macomb and Wayne counties, crossing Eight Mile Road and extending south into Detroit. She’s spent most of her life dedicated to social work. This led her to making deep connections with the community and granted her insight into the policy successes and failures that shape Michiganders’ lives. As both a social worker, wife and mother of four, she continues to fight for policies that work for Michigan families. She carries this experience with her as she advocates for Michiganders via community-centered legislation.

Edwards’ policy priorities throughout her term include defending reproductive freedom, protecting the environment and providing a quality education to every Michigan student. Edwards was born and raised on the west side of Detroit.