I lead because I want to be not just the voice—but the ROAR—for students and teachers in Michigan.
As a woman running for office, I’ve experienced an overflow of support. I think seeing women run for office in record numbers is long overdue—especially for a State Senate made up of as many men named “Mike” as there are women!
Rep. Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) is my mentor. She has not only taught me how to run a winning campaign, but she has also shown me to be fearless in the face of obstacles and relentless in my work ethic. Rep. Pagan keeps me working hard, my staffers Annie and Noelle keep me organized, and my family keeps me emotionally charged up when I have an occasional lapse in confidence or bout with exhaustion.
Dayna Polehanki is running to flip a seat in the State Senate, representing District 7. As a teacher and small business owner, she is a passionate advocate for teachers and students.