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Marcia Hovey-Wright
Marcia Hovey-Wright.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 92
In office
January 1. 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1967
Master'sUniversity of Michigan, 1973
ProfessionCo-Owner, Behavioral Health Associates
Office website
Campaign website
Marcia Hovey-Wright is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 92 since January 1, 2011.

Hovey-Wright is the owner of Marcia Hovey-Wright Counseling Service. She started the business in 1989, and serves as a social worker. She previously worked as a social worker for Holton Public Schools (1994-1996) and Orchard View School (1996-2004). She was also the Executive Director of Muskegon Area Planned Parenthood from 1980-1985.

Hovey-Wright graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She then earned two Master's Degrees, from the University of Michigan (Social Work) in 1973 and from the Aquinas College (Management) in 1989.


Campaign Themes

Hovey-Wright's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Create more jobs

  • Excerpt:"I will work aggressively with the State and local economic programs to attract new job providers. We have wonderful, positive communities. We need to make sure that people know about us, visit us, and choose to live and work with us."

Improve racial justice and civil rights

  • Excerpt:"We need to make the criminal justice system more just, improve outcomes in our schools and more effectively address the particular health issues of minorities."

Strengthen women’s rights and protect reproductive freedom

  • Excerpt:"The attacks on women,the last 2 years, particularly in reproductive health care issues has been relentless. We have lost many gains won 30 years ago. Michigan must turn this trend around – let Michigan be a leader in electing more progressive women to public office."

Make public education the backbone of our democracy

  • Excerpt:"We need to support our teachers, protect their retirement, find new ways to support education, and help failing schools, rather than punish them."

Provide affordable health care and drug coverage for all our citizens

  • Excerpt:"Health care should be a right, not a priviledge. The high cost of healthcare in the U.S. contributes significantly to the cost of our products on the global market."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hovey-Wright served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hovey-Wright won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 92. She defeated Willie Walton in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Travis Shepherd (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 92, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia Hovey-Wright Incumbent 73.1% 24,211
     Republican Travis Shepherd 26.9% 8,908
Total Votes 33,119

Michigan House of Representatives, District 92 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia Hovey-Wright Incumbent 83.4% 4,903
Willie Walton 16.6% 976
Total Votes 5,879


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hovey-Wright won election to the District 92 Seat in 2010. She defeated Steven Markel, Scott McNeill, Sean Mullally, Charles Nash, Scott Nesbit, David Takitaki, Willie Walton and Steve Warmington in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated John McNally (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 92 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) 13,102
John McNally (R) 7,486

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hovey-Wright raised $66,613 in contributions. [3]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hovey-Wright Marcia For State Representative $6,804
Wright, Wm $2,500
Progressive Womens Alliance Of West Michigan $2,100
Michigan Education Association $2,000

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[4]

January 2011 - March 2012

Marcia Hovey-Wright received a 10% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[4]


Hovey-Wright and her husband Bill have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Douglas Bennett (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 92
2011 – Present
Succeeded by