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State Representative LaTanya Garrett is currently in her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. She serves Michigan’s 7th District, which encompasses a portion of northwest Detroit and the city of Highland Park. During her first term, she sat on the Energy and Commerce and Trade Commitees.
Rep. Garrett is the continuation of a long family legacy that is committed to public service. In her experience before coming to the Legislature, she worked diligently as a community activist and was a top assistant on several political campaigns. Rep. Garrett has passionately aided metro Detroit as a licensed first responder, and is also a small business owner.
Seeing firsthand the problems caused by state cuts to public safety, Rep. Garrett was motivated to be a voice for better policies in Lansing. In her first term, she placed priority on obtaining adequate funding for public safety, stimulating economic empowerment, establishing equal pay for equal work, protecting the rights of seniors and consumers, and improving public education.
Rep. Garrett was educated in Detroit area schools. She is a graduate of Henry Ford High School, Life Support Training Institute, and Wayne County Community College. She is currently finalizing her bachelor’s degree in medical case management from Davenport University. She values the importance of quality education to keep our workforce competitive in a global economy.
She lives in Detroit with her supportive husband, two talented children, and their newborn baby girl.