I lead because I must make this world a better place for my kids and yours.
As an attorney in a practice dominated by men, it’s not uncommon to have to shout to be heard. But the biggest challenge is to juggle different roles: mother, council member, candidate, wife, attorney – and to make being a mother the biggest priority.
It’s inspiring to see so many women running for office this election. Women are mad as hell, and they are not taking it any more. We’re angry about efforts to take away women’s health care rights and health care in general. We’re angry about our kids’ water being poisoned, about their schools being underfunded. And we’re stepping up.
Chris Greig has been a great mentor to me, as well as Gwen Markham, Andrew Mutch, and Dana Nessel. I’m incredibly lucky to have a supportive husband, understanding kids, and a slew of neighbors, friends and relatives behind me – not just from my district, but all over the country. Support has come in all sorts of forms: showing up at events, canvassing, financial, or just being that shoulder to cry on when it’s a rough day. I couldn’t ask for much more.
Kelly Breen is the wife of a teacher and the daughter of an educator. She had dedicated her career as an attorney to advocating for others, and she’s ready to advocate for District 38 in Lansing as State Representative.