Advocacy & Legislation

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Being an Educated Voter for the 2020 Elections

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd. The LPTSA Council is working hard to help share information so our members can be educated voters. The following is for informational purposes. Remember to vote on (or by) Tuesday, November 3rd.

LPS Board of Education Candidate Forum

On September 30, the 6 candidates running for the 4 open seats on the LPS Board of Education participated in a forum hosted by the Livonia PTSA Council.  The candidates answered 11 questions over ~90 minutes.

This forum was hosted and recorded on Zoom – the video is available here:

Thank you to those who submitted questions.  We received ~40 submissions; it was difficult to select the question to use.

To learn about the candidates, we encourage you to watch this forum and checkout their websites and social media.

Madeline Acosta:

Tammy Bonifield (I):

Karen Bradford (I):

Dan Centers (I):

Crystal Frank (I):

Nichole Hoskins-Goudreau:

Livonia PTSA Council Endorsement
Wayne County Regional Enhancement Millage

At the September General Membership Meeting, the Livonia PTSA Council and Membership unanimously voted to endorse the renewal of the Wayne County Regional Enhancement Millage.  The Council decided to take this action, because we recognize the importance of this Millage and its key role in funding of our great Schools.  The Enhancement Millage helps support the District’s log-term goals.  Unlike Bonds and Sinking Funds, the Enhancement Millage can be used as part of the General Fund which allows the District to use for programs and services.  Funding receive from the Enhancement Millage can directly and positively impact the education of our Students in their classrooms.  As a reminder, this Ballot proposal is not a new tax, but rather a renewal of an existing tax.  The PTSA Council encourages our Members and Community Stakeholders to support the approval of this Proposal.

For more information:

Sept 21, 2020 LPS Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting (discussion about the Enhancement Millage starts ~16:45mins) –

February 10, 2020 LPS Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting (discussion about the Enhancement Millage starts ~24mins) –

Proposal Summary from WRESA:


Informational Mailer from WRESA:

Candidate Questionnaire – State House of Representatives

The Livonia PTSA Council collaborated with the Northville PTA Council to develop a list of education related questions to ask the Candidates running for the State House of Representatives.

For the State House, 3 different Districts represent the LPS Community:

D11: Incumbent, Jewell Jones (Democrat) and Challenger, James Townsend (Republican)

D16: Incumbent, Kevin Coleman (Democrat) and Challenger, Emily Bauman (Republican)

D19: Incumbent, Laurie Pohutsky (Democrat) and Challenger, Martha Ptashnik (Republican)

The following links are a summary of the replies received as of 10/5/2020.

District 11

District 16

District 19

Candidate Questionnaire – U.S. House of Representatives

The Northville PTA Council sent a list of education related questions to ask the Candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives District 11: Incumbent, Haley Stevens (Democrat) and Challengers, Eric Esshaki (Republican) and Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian).

The following link is a summary of the replies received as of 10/5/2020.

US House Michigan’s 11th District


Committee Chair: Mike Testa

One of the most important aspects of PTA is to advocate for children.  You can sign up online for updates from the Tri County Alliance here:

Michigan PTA Advocacy & Election Guide 2019-20

Contact Your Representatives

Livonia Public Schools Board of Trustees

  • Mark Johnson, President

City of Livonia

City of Westland

Michigan Senate

Map of Senate District 6

Map of Senate District 7

Michigan House of Representatives

Map of House District 11

Map of House District 16

Wayne County

  • Wayne County Executive
    Warren Evans
    500 Griswold, 31st Floor
    Detroit, MI 48226

Wayne County Commission

  • Diane Webb (D) – District 8
    500 Griswold Street, 7th Floor
    (313) 224-0930
    Staff: Lisa Vowell Childs(313) 967-1243
  • Terry Marecki (R) – District 9
    500 Griswold Street, 7th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Staff: Grace Modes (313) 224-0946
  • Glenn Anderson (D) – District 12
    500 Griswold Street, 7th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Staff: Jay Blenkhorn, (313) 224-8855

Governor’s Office

Michigan Attorney General’s Office

  • Michigan Attorney General
    Dana Nessel
    Attorney General, State of Michigan
    G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
    525 W. Ottawa Street
    P.O. Box 30212
    Lansing, MI 48909

U.S. Senate

  •  Debbie Stabenow (D)
    Washington, DC Office
    731 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-4822
    TTY: (202) 224-2066
    Southeast Michigan Office
    243 W. Congress Suite 550
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Phone: (313) 961-4330
  •  Gary C. Peters (D)
    Washington, D.C. Office
    SRC-2 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-6221
    Detroit Office
    Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
    477 Michigan Avenue
    Suite 1860
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Phone: (313) 226-6020

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Haley Stevens (D) – 11th District
    Washington D.C. Office
    227 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-8171
    Livonia Office
    37695 Pembroke Avenue
    LivoniaMI 48152
  • Rashida Tlaib (D) – District 13
    Washington D.C. Office
    2426 Rayburn H.O.B.
    Washington, DC 20515
    Detroit Central Office

    7700 2nd Ave.
    DetroitMI 48202

    (4th Floor)
    (313) 463-6220

President’s Office

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