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Karen Whitsett is a dedicated Detroit native and graduate of Cody High School.

She is a community advocate and strong union supporter. Prior to seeking office, Whitsett was a community organizer who fought for reduced auto insurance rates for our citizens and advocated for neighborhood improvement projects.

During her two terms as State Representative, Whitsett has focused on addressing ongoing environmental concerns, protecting vital senior citizen services, and assisting entrepreneurs with securing resources to flourish in the community. She lives in Detroit with her husband Jason and playful dog Peace.