Secretary of StateMichigan
Jocelyn BensonSecretary of State
Jocelyn Benson (born October 22, 1977) is an American Democratic Party politician serving as the 43rd Secretary of State of Michigan since 2019. She is a former dean of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan, a co-founder of the Military Spouses of Michigan and a board member of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality. She is also the author of State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process. On November 6, 2018, Benson was elected as Michigan’s Secretary of State, becoming the first Democrat to hold the office since Richard H. Austin left office in 1995.