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Rep. Deb Shaughnessy

Rep. Deb Shaughnessy is running for re-election in the 71st House District, which she has served since 2011. Rep. Shaughnessy has an extensive career in the private sector and as a public servant. As a member of the House Education Committee, Rep. Shaughnessy has been a reliable advocate for students. She has voted for various reforms that give parents more educational options for their children.

Key Votes:

  • HB 4625, amends the tenure act so great teachers are protected and creates a meaningful evaluation system that gives educators important feedback based on classroom observations and students outcomes.
  • HB 4626, improves tenure by ensuring good teachers are protected under the tenure act and provides important due process rights for all educators.
  • HB 4627, which helps to ensure every child in Michigan has access to a high quality teacher by requiring that layoffs be based on educator effectiveness and their impact on students, rather than arbitrary factors.
  • HB 4628, takes the politics out of personnel decisions, by requiring district to implement, fair and transparent personnel policies, while also ensuring teachers have due process protections.