Meet Donna

Donna Lasinski: The strong local voice that Washtenaw County deserves!

Committed to Community

A resident of Scio Township for 20 years, Donna brings a wealth of experience as a community leader and elected official. She and her husband Mike are both successful small business owners, and they are raising their three boys in a tradition of leadership, entrepreneurship and community service.

From serving the homeless at Alpha House to providing summer learning opportunities in community centers to leading voter approved funding for schools and transportation, Donna’s service over the decades has made real, positive impacts in our community.

Energetic Advocate for Schools

Donna has always felt that if you want a great place to live, you have to take responsibility for it. She became a volunteer education activist, knowing that you can’t build strong communities without strong schools. As a PTO leader, Granholm early education appointee, and elected school board member, Donna has worked across the county to ensure our schools and our students have the tools they need to succeed.

A short sample of Donna’s education engagement includes:

  • Treasurer, Ann Arbor School Board
  • Director, Washtenaw County Association of School Boards
  • Leader, Education Millage Team
  • Parent Liaison for the Great Start Collaborative for Early Childhood, Washtenaw County
  • Granholm Appointee, Early Learning Advisory Council
  • Interim Director, Success by Six, Washtenaw County
  • AAPS PTO Council Advocacy Committee Chair
  • Testimony, Education Committee, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Founding team of Touch a Truck, premier early childhood advocacy event

Passionate Problem Solver

Donna founded her small business, ThinkStretch, to fix summer learning loss, because of her lifelong commitment to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The successful curriculum program is now used in 38 states and counting.

In recognition of Donna’s positive community impact and ability to bring together diverse perspectives to craft strong solutions to complex problems, Donna was honored and selected as a Fellow for the prestigious Michigan Political Leadership Program.  The MPLP program selects 12 Democrats and 12 Republicans.  Donna committed a year of weekends working with the MPLP Fellows developing evidence based policy and legislation that strengthens communities.

We need leaders who can build bridges to the better future we see for ourselves. Donna is ready and qualified to be that passionate leader. You can help us bring a strong Democratic voice to Lansing – and together we will work to make Washtenaw County the best place to live, to work, and to raise a family. Will you join us? Please vote Donna Lasinski for State Representative on Election Day, November 8th.

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