State Rep. Mari Manoogian is serving her first term representing Michigan’s 40th District, which includes four communities in Oakland County, a suburb of Detroit. At 27, she is the youngest woman serving in the 100th Legislature and the first Armenian-American woman in Michigan history to be elected to the statehouse. Currently, Rep. Manoogian serves as the Assistant Minority Whip, and is a member of the Committees on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security, Commerce and Tourism, and Energy.
Rep. Manoogian earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Prior to being elected to the Legislature, she worked at the United States Department of State and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She is proud to advocate for Michigan’s environment and public health, specifically on the issue of clean drinking water for all communities. As the daughter of a retired proud Utility Workers Union of America local union president, Rep. Manoogian is known for being a champion for working families across Michigan and for policies that give all working people the freedom to organize in a union.