Kristy Pagan

Biographical Information

Born: September 5, 1982 in Belleville
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: Karl Lopata
Education: Western Michigan University (Bachelor of Science in Health Education); The George Washington University (Master of Arts in Political Management)
Employment/Military Record: Currently serving in my second term and seeking my third term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Other professional experience includes: Former Associate Director of Development at Wayne State University, Small business owner - consultant, and Legislative Aide in Education Policy to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Community Activities: Canton Democratic Club Board of the Trustees, the Canton Community Foundation Board of Directors, the Advisory Council for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) program at Canton High School, and active contributor to "Lead Like a Girl" in Canton Township
Religion: Christian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2020)
Other Offices: State Representative - Michigan House of Representatives, 2015-present

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 21st District 2018
General Vote: 27,444 of 44,390 (61%)
Primary Vote: 12,711 of 12,711 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, UAW, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Realtors, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Michigan House 21st District 2016
General Vote: 28,260 of 47,552 (59%)
Primary Vote: 5,258 of 5,258 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan Nurses Association; MI Women Win, AFSCME, Michigan AFL-CIO, United Auto Workers, MiBank PAC, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PAC, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Laborers' District Council, Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers

Michigan House 21st District 2014
General Vote: 16,778 of 30,368 (55%)
Primary Vote: 3,003 of 6,739 (44%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan League of Conservation Voters, AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 25, United Auto Workers Region 1-A, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876, Michigan Building and Construction Trades, Michigan Townships Association Political Action Committee (primary only), Michigan Nurses Association

Political Activities: Current chair of the Progressive Women’s Caucus (PWC) PAC, Past Chair of WIN, Board of Directors of Canton and Plymouth Democratic Clubs, Founder of Young Democrats of Canton, vice chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Youth Caucus, chair of the 11th Congressional District Democrats Outreach Committee, Michigan Delegate for the 2012 National Democratic Convention; campaign finance trainer for Emily's List, Camp Millie, and Progressive Majority

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