Rebecca Thompson

Michigan
State Representative, District 1
Type of Seat: 
Challenger
Year: 
2014
Status: 
Running
Woman Candidate: 
Woman Candidate
GLBT: 
No
Person of Color: 
Person of Color
Under 35: 
No
Rebecca Thompson is running for election to the Michigan House of Representatives in District 1.  Raised by a single mother with three siblings, her family was often plagued by unemployment, poverty, and at times, homelessness. 
 
Rebecca serves the United Way for Southeastern Michigan as its Senior Director of Engagement, where she oversees the organization’s Community Engagement and Public Policy and Advocacy efforts. She led the Front Line Leaders Academy (FLLA), a national program that trains young progressive candidates to run for elected office and serve as campaign managers. She also serves as a national trainer for ElectHer, which trains college women to run for student government. 
 
Rebecca has also undergone extensive leadership training herself, including training from the Women's Campaign School at Yale, the White House Project, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Michigan Political Leadership Program.