Meet Sheryl

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State Representative Sheryl Y. Kennedy is currently serving her first term representing Michigan’s 48th House District, which 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. 

Before joining the Legislature, Sheryl spent 30 years in 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, Sheryl became a school administrator, most recently serving as principal in Walled Lake Consolidated School District from 2013 to 2018. She continues to work in education as a lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Sheryl is a 6th generation resident of the 48th District, her lifelong home. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 27 years and have three adult children and two daughters-in-law — David (Megan), Joe (Stefanie), and Karissa. David is a First Lieutenant in the Michigan National Guard and will be deploying to Afghanistan in 2020. Joe will be attending Episcopal seminary in the fall, and Karissa will be seeking a cosmetology license in the spring.

Sheryl sits on the Appropriations Committee, as well as the School Aid & MDE, Corrections and is the Minority Vice Chair of MDARD.

Sheryl offers a unique perspective on the issues affecting the greater Genesee County area and those of working families across our state, a perspective that shapes her fierce and passionate advocacy for quality public education, protecting workers’ rights, and building a better future for all of us.

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