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Delivering for Detroit and Dearborn

Addressing ongoing environmental concerns, improving access to mental and physical health, and helping to provide an atmosphere for small businesses to thrive in the community of District 4.

People Over Politics

MI State Representative Karen Whitsett has lived in the same neighborhood for over 50 years. She has served the people of her community for decades and as your representative in Lansing since 2019.

She will never let politics interfere with her mission to help the people and neighbors she loves in District 9.  She is a member of three important house committees of the Detroit Caucus, the Legislative Black Caucus, and the Labor Caucus. 

OVER A DECADE OF DEDICATION

Some of the work Karen has accomplished as a community organizer and State Representative:

  • Fought for reduced auto insurance rates for our citizens.

  • Advocated for neighborhood improvement projects.

  • Helped lead efforts in Michigan and across the United States to improve education in urban communities.

  • Protect vital senior citizen services.

  • Help entrepreneurs secure resources to develop our community.

  • Champion accessible healthcare & environmental justice for all.

  • Prioritize improving public education.

ON YOUR SIDE

As State Representative of District 4, it is my goal to serve by bettering the lives of my constituents, addressing their ongoing environmental concerns, improving access to mental and physical health, and helping to provide an atmosphere for small businesses to thrive in our community. 

Senior Care and Well-being

Secured $4.8 million dollars to expand PACE eligibility and increased the available slots for services. 

Empowering Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Assault

Put forth legislation to make it easier for survivors to report assault and receive justice. 

Removal of Illegal Junkyards and Auto Lots

Held a televised press conference highlighting the environmental dangers and negative health impact of illegal junkyards and auto lots in the community. 

Small Business Support and Recovery

Voted in favor of legislation to improve labor shortages and bring new jobs into the District. 

Lowering Pension Taxes

Supported pension tax cuts for people receiving previously earned benefits 

Improving Access to Mental Health

Co-sponsored a mental health bill package to reduce administrative fees, enhance access to services, and improve the quality of care.

 Bettering Local Infrastructure

Voted “yes” on a state budget that included historic investments in infrastructure.

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