Kristen (Kristen) McDonald Rivet (D-SS35)
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Capitol: 517.373.1725
FAX: 517.373.9635
District: 989.239.2177
Michigan State Senate
Room 5400 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building 201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933

District Office:
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 48933
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Joseph   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Joint Capitol Outlay
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Energy and Environment
Vice ChairSubcommittee on LEO/MEDC
Vice ChairSubcommittee on DHHS
MemberSubcommittee on Universities and Community Colleges
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSubcommittee on EGLE
MemberSenate Committee on Economic and Community Development
MemberSenate Committee on Education
Counties Representing
Benzie / Crawford / Kalkaska / Lake / Leelanau / Manistee / Mason / Missaukee / Ogemaw / Osceola / Roscommon / Wexford


With over 30 years of experience in public policy and advocacy, Kristen McDonald Rivet knows first-hand how to champion for our community and step up as a leader.

Throughout her career, Kristen has been on the ground advocating for systemic change to improve educational opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, increase youth development programs and create public policy addressing institutional inequity issues. She has worked alongside educators, entrepreneurs, parents, and policymakers to improve the lives of families in the district and throughout the state. Now, she intends to take her experience to the State Senate and get the work done.

Kristen currently serves as a Bay City Commissioner and Chief Strategy Officer for Michigan Health Improvement Alliance which focuses on improving health and the health delivery system in central Michigan. Learn more about how Kristen's present and past work has improved outcomes for Michigan working families and for children here- Kristen earned her bachelor's degree at Michigan State University and her master's degree in education and public administration at University of Michigan-Flint.

She and her husband, Joseph, are proud parents of six children and currently live in Bay City.