Michigan State Senate | District 29
Winnie is currently a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, where represents district 76 in Grand Rapids. She has served since 2013, and is now running for election in the Michigan State Senate.
She serves as the Michigan Democratic Caucus Policy Chair. In the Legislature, she is currently the Democratic Vice Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, and is a member of the House Military & Veterans Affairs, and Education Reform committees. She is also the former chair of the Progressive Women's Caucus, a non-profit organization that addresses concerns about women's health, pay equity, economic security and gender violence.
Before serving in elected office, Brinks worked as an executive at a non-profit. She and her husband Steve have raised three awesome daughters in West Michigan.
Read more about Winnie on her website.
Why this Race is Important
Due to partisan gerrymandering, Republicans hold a drastically unfair advantage and are over-represented in the Michigan state legislature. It's critical for Democrats to win seats in 2018 to make blue inroads in this presidential battleground state.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
- We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
- We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
- We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
- Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.