Lynn Afendoulis

Biographical Information

Born: November 3, 1958 in Grand Rapids
Marital Status: Divorced
Children: Katharine, Evan
Education: Miami University (Oxford, OH) 1976-1978; Michigan State University, 1979-1981, BA, Journalism
Employment/Military Record: My professional career included more than 37 years in journalism and communications, starting as a reporter for The Grand Rapids Press and The Tampa Tribune. For 26 years, I was employed in various capacities by Universal Forest Products, including Director of Corporate Communications and Community Relations. In 2018, I was elected as the Representative for Michigan's 73rd House District.
Community Activities: I have a passion for community service and have had the opportunity to exercise it in many capacities. Before becoming an elected official in 2018, I served on many boards such as the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and was on the parish council of my church, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. I also served on the boards of the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (which supports Grand Rapids Public Schools and which I chaired for a number of years), Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (now the Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids), Opera Grand Rapids and Circle Theatre.
Religion: Greek Orthodox

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020)
Other Offices: State representative, 2019-present

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 81st District 2022
General Vote: 20,835 of 47,004 (44%)
Primary Vote: 11,574 of 11,574 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: ABC of Michigan PAC; Americans for Prosperity Michigan (AFP-MI) (primary); County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce PAC; Great Lakes Education Project; Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Freedom Network; Michigan Manufacturers Association (primary); Michigan Realtors; Michigan Retailers Association; Right to Life of Michigan PAC; Small Business Association of Michigan

U.S. House 3rd District 2020
Primary Vote: 24,579 of 94,193 (26%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 73rd District 2018
General Vote: 30,783 of 51,213 (60%)
Primary Vote: 7,166 of 14,628 (48%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Right to Life of Michigan (blanket endorsement of all Republicans), Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, County Road Association of Michigan, ABC of Michigan PAC, Great Lakes Education Project, Small Business Association of Michigan, Michigan Freedom Network, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors

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