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About Lana

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Since January of 2019, Lana has served as the State Senator for the 22nd District representing all of Livingston County and the western portion of Washtenaw County. From 2015-2018, she served as the State Representative for the 42nd district representing the City of Brighton and the townships of Brighton, Genoa, Green Oak, Hamburg, and Putnam. Prior to being elected as a state representative, she served as the Treasurer of Brighton Township from 2008-2014. She also served as chairman of the Brighton Area Fire Authority, the Livingston County Republican Party, and the Livingston County Treasurers Association; and was a member of the Brighton Township Planning Commission. 

She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Lana and her husband, Sam live in Brighton Township and have two children. 

Lana currently serves as the Chair of both the Senate Committee on Insurance and Banking and the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and is a member of the Senate Committees on Health Policy Human Services, Reform and Oversight, Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. 

On Friday, December 18, 2020, Lana was appointed to a newly-formed Joint Committee on Inter-Session Rules and Regulations. The committee was established upon the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution 36

She also serves on the Senate's Sexual Harassment Workgroup and the Michigan Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission. 


As a state senator, Lana continues to honor the principles she first ran on. She is a leader who does what is right, even when it means standing up to special interest groups or the establishment. 

Lana voted against raising our gas taxes and increasing our vehicle registration fees. She also voted in favor of lowering our income taxes and opposed legislation that gave big tax breaks to businesses. Lana supported legislation creating transparency in the Michigan Legislature and Executive branch, similar to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. 

Her number one priority has been fighting to reduce our auto insurance rates. She introduced diverse legislation increasing the protections for minors who become victims of sexual assault, encouraging mothers to choose life, protecting law enforcement officers, reducing unnecessary government regulations and licenses, and ensuring that we have the right to defend ourselves, our families, and our property. She also continues to fight for our 2nd Amendment rights. 

Lana Theis is a conservative leader who fights for traditional values, and as our state senator, she continues to work hard for her residents.


“I will never back down. No one will fight harder for our state, our country, and our conservative values.”


Lana believes that being a part of the community she represents is an important part of being a state representative. Over the years, Lana has proudly participated and/or sponsored the following community events:

- Livingston Sunrise Rotary July 4th Hungry Duck Run

- Livingston Sunrise Rotary Midnight in the Tropics 

- Concerts at the Mill Pond hosted by the Brighton Kiwanis Club

- Habitat for Humanity's Annual Gala

- Le Concours benefiting Love Inc. 

- The Livingston County Salvation Army's Annual Red Tie Gala

- Celebration of Life Annual Dinner hosted by the Pregnancy Helpline

- Right to Life of Livingston County Annual Dinner

- Brighton Chamber of Commerce

- Howell Chamber of Commerce

- PPHH Chamber of Commerce

- Livingston County Veterans Services

- Students for Life

- Livingston Christian School

- Cornerstone Church

- Art in the Park

- Smoking Jazz Blues Fest

- A Taste of Brighton

- 4-H Market Place Small Animal Auction

- 4-H Market Place Large Animal Auction

- 4-H Market Place Crafts & Homemade Goods Auction

- LACASA Summer Garden Party

- Livingston County Home and Garden Show

- Walk for Warmth

- Fishing Derby's

- Vina Community Dental’s Annual Golf Outing

- Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund

- St. Joseph Home Care and Hospice of Livingston County

- Stiggy’s Dogs

And many more!

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