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State Rep. Karen Whitsett is serving her second term representing the 9th House District, which encompasses part of the cities of Detroit and Dearborn.

Whitsett is a dedicated Detroit native who graduated from Cody High School. She is a community advocate and strong union supporter. Prior to seeking office, Whitsett was a community organizer and who fought for reduced auto insurance rates for our citizens and advocated for neighborhood improvement projects. As a state representative, Whitsett, is focused preventing and reforming tax foreclosure processes, protecting vital senior citizen services, and assisting entrepreneurs secure resources to develop our community.

She lives with her husband and dog in Detroit.