Karen (Karen) Whitsett (D-SH004)
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Capitol: 517.373.1008
FAX: 517.373.5930
District: 313.770.1780
Michigan House of Representatives
Room S-588 Cora B. Anderson House Office Building 124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

District Office:
124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Health Policy
MemberHouse Committee on Energy, Communications, and Technology
MemberHouse Committee on Economic Development and Small Business
MemberHouse Committee on Tax Policy
Counties Representing


State Rep. Karen Whitsett is serving her second term representing the 9th House District, which encompasses part of the cities of Detroit and Dearborn.

Whitsett is a dedicated Detroit native who graduated from Cody High School. She is a community advocate and strong union supporter. Prior to seeking office, Whitsett was a community organizer and who fought for reduced auto insurance rates for our citizens and advocated for neighborhood improvement projects. As a state representative, Whitsett, is focused preventing and reforming tax foreclosure processes, protecting vital senior citizen services, and assisting entrepreneurs secure resources to develop our community.

She lives with her husband and dog in Detroit.