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Brenda LawrenceDEMDemocrat United States Representative, MI-14
68
Years of Age
25
Years of Experience
MIResidence (state)

Brenda Lulenar Lawrence (born October 18, 1954) is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative from Michigan's 14th congressional district from 2015 to 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, Lawrence served as mayor of Southfield, Michigan, from 2001 to 2015, and was the party's nominee for Oakland County executive in 2008 and for lieutenant governor in 2010. Her district covers most of eastern Detroit, including downtown, and stretches west to take in portions of Oakland County, including Farmington Hills, Pontiac, and Lawrence's home in Southfield. Redrawn into the 12th district, Lawrence did not seek reelection in 2022, and retired from Congress upon her fourth term's expiration in 2023.

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Campaign Funding

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$918,509
Total Raised
$583,570
Total Spent
$596,093
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
Central Michigan University
BA Public Administration
2000 - 2005
University of Michigan
Attended
University of Detroit Mercy
Attended
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Michigan
2014 - 2023
Mayor
City of Southfield
2002 - 2014
Member
Southfield City Council
1997 - 2001
President
Southfield City Council
1999
Senior Whip
Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives
Letter Carrier
United States Postal Service
1978 - 2008
Other Experience1 - 30 of 30
Vice President
National Conference of Democratic Mayors
2008
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
2004
President
Southfield Board of Education
1992 - 1996
Board Member
Renaissance/Skyline Club
Board Member
Women Officials Network
Board Member
Michigan Association of Mayors
Former President
National Association of Democratic Mayors
Founder
Southfield Reads!
Founder
Mayor's Walk Community Health Program
Founder
Mayor's Roundtable
Founder
Revolution Read
Member
Advisory Board, MBN TV and Radio
Member
Women's Economic Club
Member
Board of Advisors, National League of Cities (NLC) University
Member
Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Oakland County Chapter
Member
Executive Board, Michigan Suburbs Alliance
Member
Advisory Board, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Birmingham
Member
Advisory Board, United States Conference of Mayors
Volunteer
Oakland County AIDS Council
Volunteer
Parent Youth Guidance Commission
Former Member
Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Highways and Transit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Aviation Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Security, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on the Interior, United States House of Representatives