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Brenda Lawrence

U.S. Representative, (D-Southfield)

Lawrence, Brenda-croppedRep. Brenda Lawrence is a first-term Democrat congresswoman representing Michigan’s 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes parts of Detroit and 17 cities in Wayne and Oakland counties. She is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee as well as the House Committee on Small Business. Lawrence previously served as the first African American female mayor of the city of Southfield and was a member of the Southfield City Council, where she was elected president in 1999. She also served on the Southfield Public School Board of Education as president, vice president and secretary.