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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Will Not Seek Reelection

In a video released on Tuesday, Jan. 4, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield) thanked her constituents and announced that she would not be seeking a fith term in Congress.

“From the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education to the Southfield City Council and then being elected as the first woman and first African American mayor to the great city of Southfield to now serving as a member of Congress in my 8th year, I’ve had the good fortune of serving the people of Michigan on the local and national levels,” she said in the video. “Today, after reflecting on my journey – and oh my goodness what a journey – and having conversations with my family, I am announcing that I will not be seeking re-election to Congress.”

Before her election to Congress in 2014, Rep. Lawernce served as Mayor of Southfield and on the Southfield Board of Education. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence has been a stalwart advocate for working families, students, and communities throughout Southeast Michigan. The Chamber thanks Rep. Lawrence for her decades of public service for the region.

“There is so much work that needs to be done,” Ms. Lawrence said in the video. “I will still be your Congresswoman for rest of this year, and you can rest assured, I will keep fighting to pass laws to protect our voting rights, women’s rights and to protect our environment. I will continue to fight to educate our children and to provide security and dignity for our seniors.”

The Chamber will continue to monitor the impact of redistricting on the 2022 election.