Sarah Anthony

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Running for State Representative, Michigan, District 68 (2018)

Biography

Sarah Anthony was born and raised in Lansing and graduated from Everett High School on Lansing's south-side. She was raised by two hardworking parents who instilled the values of hard work, respect, and community service.  

Upon graduation, she attended Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in political science/legal studies. Sarah also went on to earn a Master's of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University, and was later named a fellow of the University of Michigan's New Leadership Academy.

After graduation, she immediately returned to Lansing to work for former State Representative Joan Bauer (D- Lansing). There, she served as a Legislative Assistant, working closely with Lansing residents to streamline government services and with neighborhoods to connect them to vital improvement services and funds.

In 2012, Lansing residents elected her to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, making her the youngest African American woman to serve in this capacity in the United States.

Since joining the board, Sarah has served in many leadership positions, including chairing the Democratic Caucus, Finance Committee, as well as serving as the board's Vice Chair and Chair. She has been a fearless leader for health care, social justice, services for senior citizens and working families.

For the better part of the last decade, Sarah has worked every day to help neighbors solve problems as a legislative assistant and as a member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.  She understands the challenges that so many small businesses, families and residents in our district face on a day-to-day basis and is dedicated to representing their voice in government. 

Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

Priorities

Growing Our Middle Class

We need to grow our economy from the middle out, by investing in our workforce and preparing every Michigander for the 21st Century economy. No one who works hard in Michigan should live below the poverty line.  That’s why Sarah supports increasing the minimum wage and jumpstarting our economy by keeping talent in Michigan.

Invest in Education

Public education has a direct impact on the economy and raises families out of poverty. We must empower and equip our kids today to compete in a global job market tomorrow.  Sarah believes we must invest in early childhood education, public schools and higher education.

Health Care

Sarah believes that health care is a right and will work to ensure Michigan residents have quality, affordable health coverage. As a Ingham County Commissioner, Sarah has been a vocal champion for the Ingham Health Plan and will continue to fight for health care, including mental health care and reproductive care for women and girls.

Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

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Running for State Representative, Michigan, District 68 (2018)

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Running for State Representative, Michigan, District 68 (2018)

Biography

Sarah Anthony was born and raised in Lansing and graduated from Everett High School on Lansing's south-side. She was raised by two hardworking parents who instilled the values of hard work, respect, and community service.  

Upon graduation, she attended Central Michigan University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in political science/legal studies. Sarah also went on to earn a Master's of Public Administration degree from Western Michigan University, and was later named a fellow of the University of Michigan's New Leadership Academy.

After graduation, she immediately returned to Lansing to work for former State Representative Joan Bauer (D- Lansing). There, she served as a Legislative Assistant, working closely with Lansing residents to streamline government services and with neighborhoods to connect them to vital improvement services and funds.

In 2012, Lansing residents elected her to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, making her the youngest African American woman to serve in this capacity in the United States.

Since joining the board, Sarah has served in many leadership positions, including chairing the Democratic Caucus, Finance Committee, as well as serving as the board's Vice Chair and Chair. She has been a fearless leader for health care, social justice, services for senior citizens and working families.

For the better part of the last decade, Sarah has worked every day to help neighbors solve problems as a legislative assistant and as a member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners.  She understands the challenges that so many small businesses, families and residents in our district face on a day-to-day basis and is dedicated to representing their voice in government. 

Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

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Priorities

Growing Our Middle Class

We need to grow our economy from the middle out, by investing in our workforce and preparing every Michigander for the 21st Century economy. No one who works hard in Michigan should live below the poverty line.  That’s why Sarah supports increasing the minimum wage and jumpstarting our economy by keeping talent in Michigan.  Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

Invest in Education

Public education has a direct impact on the economy and raises families out of poverty. We must empower and equip our kids today to compete in a global job market tomorrow.  Sarah believes we must invest in early childhood education, public schools and higher education. Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

Health Care

Sarah believes that health care is a right and will work to ensure Michigan residents have quality, affordable health coverage. As a Ingham County Commissioner, Sarah has been a vocal champion for the Ingham Health Plan and will continue to fight for health care, including mental health care and reproductive care for women and girls.  Source: Vote Sarah Anthony.com

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