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Brenda Lawrence's Biography

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Full Name:

Brenda L. Lawrence

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: McArthur; 2 Children: Michael, Michelle

Birth Date:

10/18/1954

Birth Place:

Detroit, MI

Home City:

Southfield, MI

Religion:

Christian

Attended, University of Detroit Mercy

Attended, University of Michigan

BA, Public Administration, Central Michigan University, 2000-2005

Senior Whip, Democratic Caucus, United States House of Representatives

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Michigan, District 14, 2014-2023

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Michigan, District 14, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020

Mayor, City of Southfield, 2002-2014

Candidate, Michigan State Lieutenant Governor, 2010

Member, Southfield City Council, 1997-2001

President, Southfield City Council, 1999

Former Member, Aviation Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Highways and Transit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Small Business Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, 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

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Letter Carrier/Human Relations Executive, United States Postal Service, 1978-2008

Member, Advisory Board, MBN TV and Radio

Member, Advisory Board, United States Conference of Mayors

Member, Advisory Board, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Birmingham

Member, Board of Advisors, National League of Cities (NLC) University

Member, Executive Board, Michigan Suburbs Alliance

Founder, Mayor's Roundtable

Founder, Mayor's Walk Community Health Program

Board Member, Michigan Association of Mayors

Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Oakland County Chapter

Former President, National Association of Democratic Mayors

Volunteer, Oakland County AIDS Council

Volunteer, Parent Youth Guidance Commission

Board Member, Renaissance/Skyline Club

Founder, Revolution Read

Member, Southfield-Lathrup Optimist Club

Founder, Southfield Reads!

Board Member, Women Officials Network

Member, Women's Economic Club

Vice President, National Conference of Democratic Mayors, 2008

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2004

President/Vice President/Secretary, Southfield Board of Education, 1992-1996

Awards:

"Distinguished Leadership & Future Leaders Award for Exemplary Leadership", Leadership Oakland, 2004
"Wand Award", 2004
"Brotherhood Award", Jewish War Veterans-State of Michigan
"Challenging the Process" award, Leadership Detroit
"Woman of the Year Award", ABWA Millennium Chapter
"Enterprising Women", Detroit Historical Society
"Black Women Achiever Award", Leadership Oakland

Names of Grandchildren:

Asya

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