Emily Dievendorf felt compelled to run to represent Lansing, District 77 in the Michigan State House of Representatives.

know about Emily Dievendorf felt compelled to run to represent Lansing, District 77 in the Michigan State House of Representatives.

LANSING – Emily Dievendorf might have had a little extra money for the first time in her life, after selling a house she could barely afford. Instead, she opened a bookstore in downtown Lansing, a nonprofit bookstore no less, with the idea of ​​creating a community hub for anyone who could use a safe and helpful space for knowledge, fellowship, and activism.

Dievendorf might also have been left out of this election cycle, still recovering after being hit by a motorcycle at a Black Lives Matter protest two years ago.

But dievendorf he has never seen a purpose in being comfortable. As she saw it, there was a need for someone like her as a Democratic candidate in the race for the newly drawn 77th district in the state House, which includes Lansing north of the Grand River, DeWitt, some from Grand Ledge, Eagle Township and Westphalia.