Marilyn Lane – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 31, Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

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.

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

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.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

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.”

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

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

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

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.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Catholic

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