As a mother, wife, business person, and public official, Marilyn has fought the struggles that all of us have faced in today’s challenging economy. She understands the impact that today’s conditions have had on working families – loss of jobs, worry about retirement, and how to pay for their children’s education. Her first hand experience will ensure that your family’s concerns are addressed in Lansing.
Marilyn Lane is a mother, wife, and nona to a beautiful one year old grandson. She and her husband Jim, a 28 year member of the Machinists union, have been married for 31 years. They have one daughter Pamela, a special education teacher, who teaches children with Autism in the Macomb Intermediate School District.
Marilyn worked as a Business Development Representative and Chair of the Alternative Energy division at Roncelli, Inc. At Roncelli, Marilyn was responsible for creating a diversity plan for projects related to wind, solar, bio and green builds. In addition she covers aerospace development projects for the firm.
As Mayor of Fraser, Marilyn was instrumental attracting 700 new jobs and over $100 million in investment including locating Faurecia from Europe to Fraser. Marilyn balanced 4 straight city budgets while maintaining taxes and not cutting any city services. In 2007 a Plante Moran audit stated that Fraser was in “the best financial shape in a decade.”
Board Member, Henry Ford Hospital, 2010
Member, American Wind Energy Association
Member, Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association
Member, Habitat for Humanity
Member, Macomb County Chamber
Member, National Association Women in Construction
Member, Women Build
Voters overwhelmingly supported Marilyn for the Macomb County Charter Commission. She was elected Co-Chair by her peers on the Commission where she led the way in a bipartisan effort to stream line County government by cutting the number of County Commissioners from 26 to 13. Marilyn was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2010.