Shawn Lowe Desai

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Shawn Desai
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 47
High schoolDetroit Country Day High School
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Place of birthLivingston County, Michigan
Campaign website
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Shawn Desai was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 47 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Desai is a production worker at TRW Automotive in Fowlerville. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Michigan State University. Desai attended Brighton Area Schools; while in high school, he received honors in Latin, German, and mathematics.[1]


Campaign themes

Desai's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Educating our Kids

  • Excerpt:"Michigan must be putting out, year after year after year, the most educated, prepared, and most innovative young people. They must leave our elementary and high schools, community colleges, trade schools, and Universities with a strong understanding of exactly how the world works and how they can be successful in it."


  • Excerpt:"It must be a priority to maintain our Forest, Lakes, and farmland so that our children and grandchildren can continue to enjoy the bounty of our state for good."


  • Excerpt:"I consider farming to be the most important profession because our entire society functions on the basis that farmers provide our food; food being the most basic and necessary human need."

Made in Michigan

  • Excerpt:"We must make things again! Production of goods made right here in Michigan is very important to me. We have the resources infrastructure and work force to be the most productive state with the highest quality goods."

Michigan's Auto Industry

  • Excerpt:"e must take back every inch of ground lost to foreign auto companies in terms of available features, fuel efficiency, power and performance."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Desai ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 47. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Cindy Denby (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCindy Denby Incumbent 64.1% 27,621
     Democratic Shawn Desai 32.2% 13,888
     Libertarian James Weeks II 3.7% 1,607
Total Votes 43,116


As of April 2012, Desai was single. He attends the First Presbyterian Church in Howell.[1]

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