State House District 52
Donna Lasinski is running for her second two-year term in the State House of Representatives for District 52. She is unopposed in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary and faces Republican Teri Aiuto in the Nov. 6 general election. Aiuto is also unopposed in the August primary.
Lasinski was elected to her first term in 2016, defeating Barb Fuller in the Aug. 2, 2016 Democratic primary and Republican Randy Clark in that year's general election. Since taking office, she has sponsored more than a dozen resolutions and bills and co-sponsored over 450 resolutions and bills. She serves on the following House standing committees: Communications & Technology, Energy Policy, and Insurance.
Before running for state representative, Lasinski served as a trustee of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, elected in 2014. She was the AAPS Board's treasurer.
Lasinski was also founder and president of ThinkStretch LLC, an Ann Arbor firm that developed and markets the ThinkStretch Summer Learning Program.
Prior to her election to the AAPS board, Lasinski was active in the school district, including several leadership roles in the PTO. Lasinski has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a master’s of business administration from Northwestern University.
She is married to Mike Lasinski, CEO and managing director of 284Partners and a partner in Detroit City FC, a semi-professional soccer team. Laskinski lives in Scio Township and has three teenage sons.
Norman Herbert, retired University of Michigan treasurer, is serving as Lasinski's campaign treasurer.
Donna Lasinski: In The News
Lack of high-speed internet leaves rural communities behind – MLive, June 28, 2018
Women in Public Service panel talk challenges of breaking into the industry, #MeToo movement – Michigan Daily, March 21, 2018
Legislature passes bill to ban local regulations limiting information employers can ask for – Michigan Radio, March 8, 2018
Larry Nassar case, #MeToo spur new Michigan legislation to combat sexual assault – Detroit Free Press, Feb. 13, 2018
Lasinski supports bringing state's first Fisher House to Ann Arbor – MLive, Feb. 5, 2018
Rep. Donna Lasinski introduces Michigan FOIA reform legislation – MLive, Feb. 1, 2017
Education a top issue in Michigan House race featuring 2 school board treasurers – MLive, Oct. 12, 2016
Lasinski wins 52nd District state House primary in Washtenaw County – MLive, Aug. 2, 2016
Nearly $200K in campaign money reported in race to replace Gretchen Driskell – MLive, July 28, 2016
Roads, schools, Gelman plume priorities for 52nd District candidates – MLive, July 12, 2016
Candidate Forum (video) – League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, July 11, 2016
Lasinski endorsed by Michigan Chamber of Commerce in state house primary – The Examiner, June 17, 2016
Ann Arbor school board member launches campaign for State House of Representatives – MLive, Oct. 21, 2015
Guest Column: It is time to hold Walberg accountable for right-wing distractions – MLive, Aug. 29, 2015
Meet The Ann Arbor School Board Candidate: Donna Lasinski – WEMU, Oct. 29, 2014
2014 AAPS Board Candidate: Donna Lasinski – Ann Arbor Schools Musings, Oct. 27, 2014
Editorial: Ann Arbor News' endorsements for Ann Arbor school board – MLive, Oct. 26, 2014