Leslie Love

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Leslie Love
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 10
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCooley High School
Bachelor'sSiena Heights University
Master'sWayne State University
Date of birthJuly 8
Place of birthDetroit, Michigan
ProfessionDirector of Theatre Operations and Adjunct Professor, Marygrove College
Office website
Campaign website
Leslie Love is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Beginning in the 2015 session, Love serves as Minority Caucus Vice Chair.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Love served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce and Trade
Financial Services
Workforce and Talent Development


Campaign themes


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

Strengthen Communities

  • Excerpt: "Support initiatives that eliminates blight, fund roads, and ensure that local communities have the resources they need to provide adequate police, fire, and health & human services."

Advance Exceptional Education

  • Excerpt: "Invest in education and job training programs; reduce the disparities that exist between school systems; and support initiatives that fairly evaluate educators."

Champion Economic Innovation

  • Excerpt: "Capitalize on programs and policies that give entrepreneurs and small businesses access to the capital they need to create and expand their business and increase employment opportunities."



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. Leslie Love defeated Ronald Cole, Brandon Jessup, Jay Johnson and Roy McCalister, Jr. in the Democratic primary. Matthew Hauser was unopposed in the Republican primary. Love defeated Hauser in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Love 82.2% 21,583
     Republican Matthew Hauser 17.8% 4,658
Total Votes 26,241
Michigan House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLeslie Love 34.9% 3,005
Roy McCalister, Jr. 27.1% 2,333
Jay Johnson 22.2% 1,915
Brandon Jessup 11.7% 1,012
Ronald Cole 4.1% 349
Total Votes 8,614


Love was a 2013 candidate for Detroit City Council, District 2.[6] Love lost in the District 2 nonpartisan primary.

District 2

Detroit, Michigan City Council, District 2 Nonpartisan Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Cushingberry, Jr. 27.6% 4,678
Leslie Love 16.5% 2,798
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bowers Jr. 17% 2,890
Derrick Muhammad 10.7% 1,822
Ken Scott 8.3% 1,412
Carron Pinkins 8.2% 1,392
Barbara Herard 4.5% 764
Terrance Burney 3.9% 666
Hollie Tugwell 1.5% 259
Ervin Bassett 1.5% 257
Other candidates 0.2% 36
Total Votes 16,974
Source: City of Detroit Elections Center


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Love faced incumbent Phil Cavanagh, as well as challengers David McNeal and Jerry Thomas, in the Democratic primary on August 7 and was defeated.[7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Cavanagh Incumbent 51.3% 5,625
Leslie Love 36.1% 3,962
David McNeal 6.9% 753
Jerry Thomas 5.8% 632
Total Votes 10,972


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Love was a Democratic candidate for District 8 in the Michigan House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010, state legislative elections. Love was defeated in the Democratic primary on August 3, 2010 by Thomas Stallworth III.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Cavanagh (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by