State Rep. Nate Shannon is serving his first term representing the 25th House District, which comprises parts of the cities of Sterling Heights and Warren in Macomb County.
Shannon was raised by public school teachers, and it is from them that he learned the value of public education. He followed in their footsteps to become a public servant, first attending Oakland University to receive his BA in political science before moving on to Wayne State University for a masters in secondary education.
After graduation, Shannon began empowering young Michiganders to think critically and creatively as a high school economics, government and history teacher for L’Anse Creuse public schools in Clinton Township. While teaching, Shannon saw firsthand the importance of connecting one-on-one with students and the detrimental impact of crowded classrooms that overemphasize standardized testing. Eventually, Shannon turned his passion for public service into a successful campaign for city council in Sterling Heights, recently finishing his third term before joining the Legislature.
Shannon and his wife, Lori, have three kids.