Vanessa Guerra

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Vanessa Guerra
Vanessa Guerra.jpeg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 95
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives
2015 - present
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Office website
Campaign website
Vanessa Guerra is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 98. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Beginning in the 2015 session, Guerra serves as an Assistant Minority Floor Leader.


Campaign themes


Guerra's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "If elected, Vanessa will carry that concern to Lansing and work to create a more stable and fair funding mechanism for schools in our community. "


  • Excerpt: "Vanessa believes in the economic policies that have proven to work—supporting our unions and building a strong middle class to be the foundation of our communities. When the middle class can afford a good standard of living and enjoy security in their economic life then our poorest have an opportunity to work out of poverty and our best and brightest can be rewarded for their labors."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "We must rebuild our communities, provide the education we owe our children, and then ensure they have access to good living wage jobs when they graduate. Hopelessness breeds crime and Vanessa will work hard in Lansing to provide our children with the hope they deserve."


  • Excerpt: "Vanessa knows we need a permanent funding stream for our roads, but she also knows we can’t ask our most vulnerable workers to pay even more money at the pump. Vanessa will work hard to find a solution that protects Michigan families while ensuring the infrastructure we deserve and require."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Vanessa Guerra defeated Norman Braddock in the Democratic primary. Jordan Haskins was unopposed in the Republican primary, but suspended his campaign almost a month prior following reports of his criminal history. Haskins returned to campaigning shortly after the primary, citing the passage of the withdrawal deadline and Guerra's primary victory. Guerra defeated Haskins in the general election.[2][3][4][5][6]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 95 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Guerra 76.2% 17,371
     Republican Jordan Haskins 23.8% 5,412
     Write-in Paul Lyons 0% 2
Total Votes 22,785
Michigan House of Representatives, District 95 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Guerra 58.4% 4,085
Norman Braddock 41.6% 2,912
Total Votes 6,997



In 2014, Guerra's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Laborers Local 1098
  • Iron Workers Local 25
  • UA Local 85
  • Saginaw County Democratic Party
  • IBEW Local 557
  • Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Tri-County Building Trades
  • MI List
  • Michigan Association of Police Organizations

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Preceded by
Stacy Erwin Oakes (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District
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