Farmington Hills City Council member Samantha Steckloff last week kicked off her campaign for the 37th District Michigan House seat held by Rep. Christine Greig, who is in her third and final term.
Steckloff’s second council term expires in 2021; she won elections in 2013 and 2017.
“I’m running because I’m facing the same challenges as everyone else: trying to plan for the future while working hard to get ahead today. And I believe our government can help,” she said in a press release.
During her first city council term, Steckloff launched the Farmington Hills Community Health Commission, which has encouraged city leaders to prioritize health-related initiatives and led to partnerships with Beaumont Farmington Hills and other local organizations.
“When we prepared to launch, we learned a lot about our citizens’ health status and the gaps in the programming available to them,” said Steckloff, who is a breast cancer survivor. “Now we have a forum to help us effectively promote wellness across our community.”
A Farmington Hills native, Steckloff returned to Michigan after college. “I love Michigan, and I couldn’t imagine settling down and raising a family anywhere else. To keep growing, we need to be strategic and future-oriented. I want to give people a reason to come to Michigan and to stay here.”
To learn more about Steckloff, visit samanthasteckloff.com