State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, serves as Michigan State Representative of the 8th District. She is an educator, former Detroit City Council staff member and community organizer dedicating to transforming Michigan’s education systems. As a Detroit public school science teacher, Gay-Dagnogo learned firsthand the value of good education systems and the struggles classrooms are facing. She has previously led community engagement projects funded by the city of Detroit, UAW Region 1A, AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 25, Great Start Collaborative, the Kresge Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, UCLA, United Way of Southeast Michigan and the Skillman Foundation. Gay-Dagnogo hopes to bring this ability to build partnerships to the Legislature in order to support quality public education, academic accountability, small business development, job creation, protecting our seniors and community safety. She sits on the Tourism and Recreation and Financial Services Committees.