Marcia Hovey-Wright – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 92, Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party
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452 West Webster AvenueMuskegon, MI 49440
(231) 726-4929
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Experience

In my first term at your State Representative of the 92nd District, I have frequently drawn on my 12 years in mental health as a psychotherapist, 12 years in health care administration and 12 years in education as a school social worker. As president of her neighborhood association, I learned about the assets and needs of neighborhood associations. My experience owning my own counseling business was also valuable.

Leadership

Even as a Freshman representative, I became chair of the Democratic Legislative Women's Caucus, a group of women legislators dedicated to promoting legislation affecting women and getting more women elected to the State Legislature. We worked on bills related to pay equity, woman's health care services, and

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Husband: Bill; 2 Children: 3 Stepchildren

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Hovey-Wright is the owner of Marcia Hovey-Wright Counseling Service. She started the business in 1989, and serves as a social worker. She previously worked as a social worker for Holton Public Schools (1994-1996) and Orchard View School (1996-2004).

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

President of my neighborhood association. Executive Director of Muskegon Area Planned Parenthood from 1980-1985.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Even as a Freshman representative, I became chair of the Democratic Legislative Women's Caucus, a group of women legislators dedicated to promoting legislation affecting women and getting more women elected to the State Legislature.

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012

Agriculture

Families, Children, and Seniors, Vice-chair

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Hovey-Wright graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She then earned two Master's Degrees, from the University of Michigan (Social Work) in 1973 and from the Aquinas College (Management) in 1989.

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