Henry Yanez – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 25, Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party
14052 BerySterling Heights, MI 48312
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

It's time for a change! Sterling Heights resident Henry Yanez is running for Congress in Michigan's 10th District. "I want to fight for fair trade, health care, quality education and a clean environment. I will work to make sure that ALL Michigan families have a life of equality, opportunity and dignity."

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

Henry is the youngest of six children. Henry is the very proud father of two children, his son Ryan and daughter Alison — and is now a proud grandfather.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Henry became a machine tool electrician and was a member of the UAW and IBEW. Then, in 1995 Henry became a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Sterling Heights where he resides and continues to serve his community today.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

In 1985, Henry heard the call to help and became a member of the Troy volunteer fire department. In 1991, he answered the call again and became an emergency medical technician. He is a proud member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1557. Henry is active in local politics and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and 2008. Henry has volunteered for many organizations over the years including youth, senior, social and environmental causes.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative, Michigan State House of Representatives, 2012-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 10, 2010, 2012

Chair, Michigan Democratic Party, 10th Congressional District, 2009-present

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2004, 2008

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

Macomb Community College. He continued at Oakland Community College, earning his Associates Degrees in Fire Science and General Studies.

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