Rebekah Warren is proudly serving her second term in the Michigan Senate, representing Michigan’s 18th Senate District, after having served for two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Throughout her tenure in the Michigan Legislature, Rebekah has fought to protect our state’s precious natural resources, expand access to healthcare coverage, invest in education, strengthen our economy, and defend our civil rights and liberties. She is known for her ability to reach across the aisle and negotiate while refusing to compromise on core progressive principles, and no Democratic Senator has had more bills signed into law.

Some of her most notable legislative accomplishments include:

  • Co-sponsoring the legislation that formed the Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Council, protecting the future health of the Great Lakes;
  • Championing the bill that created the Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act, which safeguards the right of mothers to breastfeed their children in any place that they are otherwise legally allowed to be;
  • Negotiating with the majority in the Senate to ensure that Michigan’s Medicaid expansion truly improves the lives of our most vulnerable citizens;
  • Playing a key role in a bipartisan bill package to strengthen human trafficking laws in Michigan;
  • Refusing to vote for a single cut to education funding since first taking office in 2007;
  • Introducing bills that would expand the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity so that no one is discriminated against because of who they are or whom they love; and
  • Fighting to restore and protect a woman’s right to safe, legal reproductive healthcare options.

Rebekah currently serves as the Democratic Vice Chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Michigan Competitiveness Committee, Economic Development and International Investment Committee, and the Regulatory Reform Committee, as well as a member of the Finance Committee.

A longtime Ann Arbor resident and University of Michigan alum, Rebekah is focused on making Michigan an inclusive and forward-thinking place to live.