Midterm election historic for women in Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For the first time in more than three decades, a Democrat will be representing Kent County’s 29th District in the Michigan Senate.

Sen.-elect Winnie Brinks made history Tuesday night when she flipped the seat. She’s one of 11 women who will make up the Senate next year – the most in state history.

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“I’m very proud that the Democratic Caucus will be 50 percent women — eight women, eight men. So, we are excited to bring our views to the table. I think we will have better government, better policies when we have true representation of the population,” she told 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday.

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