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Biographical Profile for Harvey Santana
Currently Elected State Representative District 9, Michigan
Party: Michigan Democratic Party
Phone: 517.373.6339
Address: 5700 Brace
Detroit, MI 48228
Harvey Santana's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Harvey Santana is a native Detroiter. Representative Santana is the oldest of two children and the first college graduate in his family. Harvey Santana is a devoted husband to his wife, Sylvia, and dedicated father to his daughter, Sofia.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
He began his studies at Henry Ford Community College while working at a local hotel, changing sheets and washing dishes. Later, he attended Eastern Michigan University where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in political science, and later with a Master’s degree in public administration in 2005.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
His involvement with the City of Detroit has spanned several years, beginning with his first job as a community organizer for the Census 2000 campaign. His role was to reach out to the historically undercounted groups for an accurate count of Detroit’s population.

After the census Representative Santana worked for Councilman Kenneth V. Cockrel, Jr. as a legislative assistant.

Representative Santana then went on to work in the private sector as a transportation planner for an engineering firm. His experience in the field of civil engineering has provided him the experience and the understanding of transportation issues related to Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
United States Navy where he served as a Petty Officer Third Class and served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Santana served as the President of the Warrendale Community Organization where he volunteered his time in support of the organization’s goals of neighborhood revitalization and cleanup efforts. Santana is a mentor to neighborhood youth and spends his time mentoring teenagers by sharing his experiences at local high schools and working with at-risk youth in summer programs.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Representative Santana is serving his first term. During his first year in office he successfully introduced HB 4788 and HB 4624, which were both signed into law. In 2011, only 8 Democratic bills were signed into law, two of which were authored by Representative Santana. Representative Santana was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture committee, the only freshman legislature to be given this responsibility and was also placed into the Democratic leadership team as an Assistant Democratic Whip.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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