Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Biographical Information

Born: January 30, 1967 in Detroit
Marital Status: Single
Children: Jordan Dagnogo
Education: Bachelor's degree in Education and Master's degree in Education (Instructional Technology)
Employment/Military Record: Education and Government Relations Consultant, Former State of Michigan Representative, 2014-2020, Former DPS Science Teacher, Former Director of Education Preparedness, United Way; Detroit City Council Legislative Aide
Community Activities: Education Chair, National Congress of Black Women-Greater Detroit Chapter; Member, Michigan Democratic Party, Member, 13th Congressional District, Member, 14th Congressional District, Member, 8th Precinct Police Officers Association, Member, NAACP, and Trade Union Leadership Council
Religion: Pentecostal

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020)
Other Offices: Member of the Detroit Public Schools Board of Education

Elections and Political Participation

U.S. House 13th District 2022
Primary Vote: 6,440 of 78,803 (8%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 8th District 2018
General Vote: 26,995 of 28,017 (96%)
Primary Vote: 7,892 of 12,630 (62%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, UAW, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, EMILY's List, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election)

U.S. House 13th District Special Election (November 6, 2018)
Dropped Out Before Filing Deadline

Michigan House 8th District 2016
General Vote: 33,270 of 34,740 (95%)
Primary Vote: 7,126 of 7,126 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: MI Women Win, 14th Congressional District Democratic Party, AFSCME, Michigan AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers, MiBank PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, Michigan Laborers' District Council

Michigan House 8th District 2014
General Vote: 23,016 of 23,786 (96%)
Primary Vote: 4,318 of 9,495 (45%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: United Auto Workers, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan Education Association PAC recommendation

Michigan House 8th District 2012
Primary Vote: 3,632 of 10,637 (34%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 9th District 2006
Primary Vote: NA

Political Activities: Passed Legacy Legislation: Michigan Clean Slate Expungement Package, PA 188 (One Bad Night), Education Is Our No. 1 Priority: I have sponsored legislation to ensure safe schools, charter remediation and accountability, introduced legislation to include African American History in Michigan's curriculum, and passed legislation though the House to protect our children.

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