LAWRENCE, Brenda L., (1954 - )


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LAWRENCE, Brenda L., a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 18, 1954; graduated from Pershing High School, Detroit, Mich.; attended University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Mich.; B.A., Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 2005; manager, United States Postal Service; member of the Southfield, Mich., board of education, 1992-1996; member of the Southfield, Mich., city council, 1997-2001; Mayor of Southfield, Mich., 2001-2014; unsuccessful candidate for Oakland County, Mich., executive in 2008; unsuccessful candidate for Michigan lieutenant governor in 2010; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2015-present).