Candidate:
State House District 53

Steven Kwasny
Democrat



Steven Kwasny

Steven Kwasny is a student at Eastern Michigan University majoring in political science and history, with plans to graduate in the spring of 2017. He is a board member of the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, and serves as vice chair for social events. 

This is Kwasny's first run for public office though he has worked for other political campaigns, including the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and Sabra Briere's 2014 campaign for Ann Arbor mayor. He graduated from Washtenaw Community College in 2015 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. While at WCC, he founded the Political Science Club. 

Kwasny's previous work experience includes jobs at Pinckney Molded Plastics, Altec, and March Coatings.  He also worked as an Uber driver, and held jobs at Ashley’s Restaurant and Pub, the WCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and Excel Delivery Services. 

Kwasny, who is not married, was born in Ann Arbor and raised in Hamburg, Michigan. He moved back to Ann Arbor three years ago.

Steven Kwasny:  In The News

Rabhi raises $52K in Ann Arbor state rep race; Kwasny refuses donationsMLive, July 28, 2016

Money and Authenticity: Strong contrasts mark Ann Arbor's Democratic state rep primariesAnn Arbor Observer, July 2016

Soapbox Summer (audio and transcript) – WEMU, July 14, 2016

Ann Arbor state rep candidates share views on education, campaign financeMLive, July 12, 2016

Candidate Forum (video) – League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, July 11, 2016

Response to Arts Alliance questionnaire (see pages 51-52)

Candidate for state rep refuses to accept campaign donationsMichigan Daily, April 17, 2016

EMU student to run for state representativeEastern Echo, April 16, 2016

EMU Political Science Student Running For State HouseWEMU, April 14, 2016

State Rep candidate plans to refuse campaign contributionsDetroit Legal News, April 14, 2016

Ann Arbor man vows not to accept campaign donations in bid for state HouseMLive, April 13, 2016

Student recycling initiative aims to make WCC waste-freeWashtenaw Voice, May 18, 2015