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State Rep. Kathy Crawford was first elected to serve the people of the 38th House District in 2014. Located in Oakland County, the district includes Lyon Township, part of Northville city, Novi city, Novi Township, South Lyon city and Walled Lake city.
Crawford serves as the chairwoman of the committee on Families, Children, and Seniors. She is also a member of the committees on Education, Local Government and Municipal Finance, and Regulatory Reform.
Kathy worked as a professional in the field of aging for more than 30 years in Oakland County. Crawford was one of the founders of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers, assisted the State of Michigan in writing the rules to certify professionals in the field of aging and was Michigan’s second senior center director to become certified. In addition, she was appointed by former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to conduct workshops for citizens regarding Identity Theft. She retired from the City of Novi in 2004 to launch her own business, Kathy Crawford Communications.
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Rep. Crawford was elected to the Novi City Council in 2007. In 2010, she was elected to the Oakland County Commission representing the 9th District of Northville and Novi where she served until 2014. Crawford also has served on the Novi Pavilion Shores Conservancy, Novi Library Fundraising Committee, is a Novi Library Friends volunteer and Novi Senior Theater cast member and MC for the annual Senior Variety Show. She is past chair and member of the Novi Retirees Association, and is a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She is currently the chair of Novi’s Historical Commission, and has authored several workbooks for senior center directors. Crawford also has authored a memoir titled “Two Broads Abroad.”
Kathy and her husband Hugh have been married for 52 years. They have three grown children, Doug, Amy and Kelly; and four grandchildren. Kathy has lived in the 38th District her whole life. Kathy and Hugh were baptized and married at the Novi Methodist Church.