Dayna (Dayna) Polehanki (D-SS05)
Email - Web Site - Twitter

Capitol: 517.373.7350
FAX: 517.373.9635
Michigan State Senate
Room S-310 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building 201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933

District Office:
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Jim Walkup   DOB: 12/3/1969
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Committee on Education
Vice ChairSubcommittee on PreK-12
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Regulatory Affairs
MemberSenate Committee on Economic and Community Development
MemberSenate Committee on Oversight
MemberSenate Committee on Natural Resources and Agriculture
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Environment
Counties Representing


Before her election to the state legislature, Sen. Dayna Polehanki was a leader in the classroom.

She is a two-time Teacher of the Year award winner and has almost 19 years of experience in the classroom.

As a public school teacher and small business owner, Polehanki understands how policies affect our ability to prepare students for college, skilled-trades training and good-paying jobs. She is a champion for better investment in public schools and roads, as well as policies that lower prescription drug prices and that protect our air and water.

Polehanki holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Central Michigan University, a major in English and teacher certification from Alma College, and a master's degree in teaching from Marygrove College.

She and her husband, Jim, an auto company supervisor, live in Livonia.

District- 7 Terms Elected- 2018 (Senate) Area Represented- located in Wayne county and includes- Canton Township, Livonia City, Northville City, Northville Township, Plymouth City, Plymouth Township, Wayne City Committees- Agriculture, Education and Career Readiness (MVC), Regulatory Reform