Haley Stevens is a 2018 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 11th Congressional District of Michigan. Throughout her career she played a key role in setting up two federal offices critical in creating and retaining jobs in Michigan. Haley Stevens is an avid advocate for women, economic justice, and education. Her campaign is strongly founded on advocating for affordable healthcare for all Americans.
Background and Achievements
Haley Stevens served as chief of staff on the Auto Task Force inside of the U.S. Treasury Department. She has spent most of her career in economic and workforce development, creating jobs and bringing economic opportunity to communities throughout the mid-west. Haley earned a master’s degree in social policy and philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University with honors and distinction.
Positions on Key Issues
- Supports affordable healthcare for all Americans
- Promotes jobs and worker protections
- Supports unions and worker rights
- Supports funding for public education
- Supports care for senior citizens
- Supports protecting the environment
- Pro immigration reform
- Supports women’s equality and LGBTQ+ community
- Promotes ending the gender pay gap and supports ERA
- Supports the end of the war on drugs
- Supports the legalization of marijuana
- Supports increasing minimum wage
Prospects & Opponents
Haley won the Democratic primary by 5.2 percent against four other Democrats on August 7. Haley will run against Republican primary winner Lena Epstein. The current representative, Republican Dave Trott, is retiring. He has been known to support legislation that heavily militarize the police. She is an advocate for racial equality and called out Rep. Trott for his lack of reaction to Charlottesville and Trump’s shameful remarks.