DAVISON  — State Rep. Sheryl Kennedy (D-Davison) was sworn in officially last week as 48th House District representative for the 2019-2020 legislative session and has begun laying the groundwork with her staff on her top legislative priorities. Joining Kennedy in the office are staff members Nicole Derusha-Mackey and Hannah Smith, both of whom previously worked with former state Rep. Pam Faris.

“I and my staff are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the people of the 48th District and our great state of Michigan, and I’m extremely proud of the tremendous talent Hannah and Nicole bring to our all-female office,” said Kennedy. “The time has come for us to work together to address the mounting challenges facing the people of our state. I am committed to providing more opportunities for skills training, as well as ensuring every child in our state receives the world-class education they deserve. This new session presents us with a fresh chance to provide a better quality of life for all Michiganders.”

Before joining the Legislature, Kennedy spent 30 years in the field of public education, working to empower youth as a local teacher for her first 22 years. After receiving her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2011, Kennedy became a school administrator, most recently serving as principal in Walled Lake Consolidated School District since 2013. Kennedy continues to work in education as a lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Michigan’s 48th House District includes the Genesee County communities of Clio, Davison, Montrose and Otisville, as well as the townships of Davison, Forest, Genesee, Montrose, Richfield, Thetford and Vienna.