FIGHTING FOR YOU IN LANSING
I am excited to seek re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives (HD 35), serving the communities of Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin. It is truly an honor to represent this district, having been born and raised here and graduating from Southfield Public Schools.
My husband, Dr. Gregory Bolden, also graduated from Southfield Public Schools and we then both graduated from Grand Valley State University. Greg went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, and I went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. After we got married, Greg and I knew we wanted to purchase a home in our hometown of Southfield to put down roots and invest in the community that has invested so much in us. Prior to being elected to office, I practiced law as a Civil Litigation attorney at Lewis and Munday, P.C. in Downtown Detroit.
I am pleased to serve in leadership roles in the Michigan House of Representatives, including as House Democratic Assistant Leader, Vice-Chair of the Progressive Women’s Caucus and Co-Chair of the newly-formed Attorney’s Caucus. I serve on four committees: Ways & Means, Judiciary, the Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.
The House adopted my first Resolution (H.R. 7) on January 15, 2019, which declared the day as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Founders' Day in Michigan. The House also adopted the same resolution for January 15, 2020 (H.R. 215).
My first bill (HB 4132) was signed into law by Governor Whitmer on May, 23 2019, creating Public Act 16 of 2019. This law is a Criminal Justice Reform measure that will help save our State money, while also taking a compassionate approach to elderly, medically-fragile incarcerated individuals.
My second bill (HB 5117) was signed into law on March 3, 2020, creating
Public Act 42 of 2020. This law is a Criminal Justice Reform measure which amends the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act (WICA) to expand access to justice and compensation for the wrongfully convicted.
In addition to serving as State Representative, I am a member of the National Congress of Black Women-Oakland County Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Pi Tau Omega Chapter, Wolverine Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and the Southfield/Lathrup Village Democratic Club. I also serve as Commissioner of the Total Living Commission for the City of Southfield.
I am honored to represent House District 35 in our great State of Michigan.
Kyra Harris Bolden
Michigan's 35th House District