Sen. Sue Shink

(D-Northfield Township)
2 Years
Senate District 14
4200 BOB
517-373-2426

sensshink@senate.michigan.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: October 5, 1967 in Dearborn
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Tom Hatch
Children: Emily Hatch, Naomi Hatch, Mary Margaret Hatch
Education: University of Michigan LSA 1985-1989 BA Political Science, University of Michigan Law School 1989-1992 JD, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment (Now SEAS) 1990-1995, MS Resource Policy and Analysis.
Employment/Military Record: Washtenaw County Commissioner, 2019 -- Present; Chair, Board of Commissioners, 2021-2022; Chair, Working Session, 2019-2020 BOC liaison to, and active participant in, the following Boards and Committees: SEMCOG Executive Committee; Vice Chair, SEMCOG Transportation Coordinating Committee o Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority o Agricultural Lands Preservation Advisory Committee, Chair 2014-2021, Founding member since 2007 o Coalition for the Remediation of Dioxane (CARD) o Environmental Council (Climate Action Planning) o Vice Chair, Michigan Works! Southeast o Ann Arbor SPARK! o Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) Environmental and Agricultural Committees o Washtenaw County Road Commission o Washtenaw Policy Food Council (2019-2020); MSU Extension (2019-2020); Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission; Violence Prevention Ad Hoc Committee; Washtenaw Urban County (2021-present) Farmer, North Wind Farm, 2003-present; Entrepreneur: Sustainably raised livestock, created value-added products, sold online and at farmer's market. Northfield Township Trustee, 2004-2008; Board liaison to and active participant in Zoning Board of Appeals; Recreation Committee; Davidson, Staiger and Hill, PC, Port Huron, MI, Attorney, 1996-1997;31st Circuit Court, Port Huron, MI, Attorney, 1995-1996;Leonard Jaques Admiralty Law Firm, Detroit, MI, Attorney, 1995
Community Activities: Ann Arbor Rotary International, 2022; Workgroup Participant and Scribe, Michigan Council on Climate Solutions, 2021; Climate Reality Leadership Corps, August 2020-present; Pilar's Foundation, Board Member, 2019-present; Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Volunteer Attorney, 2017-2020; Northfield Township Land Preservation Committee, 2017-present; Huron River Watershed Council, Board Member, 2005-2015; Northfield Township Historical, Society Board Member, 2010-present; Binational Public Advisory Committee, St. Clair River Remedial Action Plan, 1995-1998; Grosse Pointe League of Women Voters, 1991-2001
Religion: Non-practicing Catholic

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2026)
Other Offices: Washtenaw County Commissioner, District 2, 2019-22; Northfield Township Trustee 2004-2008.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 14th District 2022
General Vote: 68,609 of 122,752 (55%)
Primary Vote: 21,565 of 31,847 (67%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan (primary); County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC (primary); Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights (primary); Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Political Activities: Washtenaw County Democratic Party, Executive Board, 2019-present

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Jeffrey Hillman, Chief of Staff
jhillman@senate.michigan.gov
Jolie Lawrence, Constituent Services Director
jlawrence@senate.michigan.gov
Zac Ozormoor, Administrative Assistant/Scheduler
zozormoor@senate.michigan.gov
Timothy Hilton, Legislative Assistant
thilton@senate.michigan.gov
Nancy Smith, Constituent Services Aide
nsmith@senate.michigan.gov

Sponsored Legislation
SB 73
Public Records
SB 120
Juvenile Corrections
SB 132
Brownfield Redevelopment
SB 164
Economic Development
SB 167
Police Retirement System
SB 191
2023-24 Corrections Appropriations
SB 192
2023-24 Judiciary Appropriations
SB 228
Pollution Prevention
SB 264
Address Confidentiality
SB 272
Public Utilities
SB 274
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
SB 424
Juvenile Justice Services
SB 425
Juvenile Justice Services
SB 440
State Property
SB 441
Fishing
SB 502
Public Service Commission
SB 516
Evidence
SB 528
Domestic Violence
SB 610
Hazardous Products
SB 645
Pesticides
SB 646
Public School Employees
SB 647
Tobacco Products
SB 663
Water Pollution
SB 756
Department of Corrections Appropriations
SB 757
Judiciary Appropriations
SB 772
Alternative Energy Sources
SB 773
Alternative Energy Sources
SB 782
Animal Abuse
SB 783
Animal Abuse
SB 784
Tax Increment Financing
SB 808
Charitable Organizations
SB 809
Marriage Agreements
SB 810
Personal Protection Orders
SB 815
Sentencing Costs
SB 912
Perjury
SB 913
Perjury
SB 914
Criminal Proceedings
SR 44
Month Designation
SR 47
Week Designation
SR 114
Treatment Court Month
SR 118
Correctional Officers Week
SCR 11
Federal Wilderness
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