Sen. John Cherry

(D-Flint)
6 Years
Senate District 27
3600 BOB
517-373-0142

senjcherry@senate.michigan.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: May 30, 1985 in Clio
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Teresa Villacorta
Children: Diana
Education: Bachelors Degree - Environmental Studies from University of Michigan, 2003-2007; Masters Degree Public Policy - Ford School at University of Michigan, 2007-2009
Employment/Military Record: 2012 - Present: DNR - Performance Management Coordinator; 2011-12: DNR Grants Management; 2010-11: DNRE Office of Science and Policy; Small business owner with my wife, Teresa Villacorta - Flint Coffee Company
Community Activities: College Cultural Neighborhood Association - Past Secretary Flint Master Plan Advisory Committee
Religion: Episcopalian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026)
House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022)
Other Offices: Elected to Flint Charter Commission serving as Vice Chair

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 27th District 2022
General Vote: 64,189 of 100,161 (64%)
Primary Vote: 17,503 of 27,177 (64%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC; Michigan Manufacturers Association; Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Michigan House 49th District 2020
General Vote: 28,122 of 40,833 (68%)
Primary Vote: 13,321 of 13,321 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 49th District 2018
General Vote: 22,769 of 31,464 (72%)
Primary Vote: 5,266 of 11,243 (46%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Teamster Local 332, Police Officers Association of Michigan, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPac, AFL-CIO, UAW, AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association For Justice (dual endorsement), Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Political Activities: Member of Michigan Democratic Party, Genesee County Democratic Party, Ruffled Grouse Society, Pheasants Forever, American Woodcock Society, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and Michigan United Conservation Clubs

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Nicole Derusha-Mackey, Chief of Staff
nderusha-mackey@senate.michigan.gov
Qiana Towns Williams, District Director
qtownswilliams@senate.michigan.gov
Nick Haas, Legislative Director
nhaas@senate.michigan.gov
Myron Henderson, District Manager
mhenderson@senate.michigan.gov
Jade Koehn, Administrative Assistant/Scheduler
jkoehn@senate.michigan.gov

Sponsored Legislation
SB 31
Health Screenings
SB 36
Public Utilities
SB 43
Traffic Control
SB 52
Hunting
SB 59
Law Enforcement
SB 89
Child Care
SB 103
Sport Fishing
SB 165
State Police Retirement
SB 169
Collective Bargaining
SB 187
2023-24 MDARD Appropriations
SB 188
2023-24 DNR Appropriations
SB 189
2023-24 General Government Appropriations
SB 284
DNR Appropriations
SB 413
Horse Racing
SB 414
Horse Racing
SB 486
Mobile Homes
SB 571
Prevailing Wages
SB 649
Tobacco Products
SB 650
Tobacco
SB 758
MDARD Appropriations
SB 759
DNR Appropriations
SB 760
General Government Appropriations
SB 803
Hunting
SB 813
Video Recorded Statements
SB 817
Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations
SB 829
Occupational Safety
SB 830
Occupational Safety and Health
SB 860
Woodcock Recovery
SB 867
Vehicle Repair Shops
SB 878
Registration Plates
SR 8
Date Designation
SR 37
Date Designation
SR 93
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