Winnie Brinks

Senator | Grand Rapids, MI

Sen. Winnie Brinks is the first woman to represent Grand Rapids in the Michigan Senate since Eva McCall Hamilton was elected in 1920. She has worked tirelessly to protect our drinking water from toxic PFAS contamination, create jobs, ensure every child has access to a world-class education and honor our state’s debt to our veterans. She also championed and passed legislation to repeal the “tampon tax” in Michigan and has successfully advocated for improvements in maternal health policy through both legislation and the appropriations process.

Senator Brinks remains focused on real solutions to problems Michiganders face, and in particular, looks to promote policy initiatives that would benefit the ALICE population, and support our educators and students. She and her husband Steve, a Spanish teacher, live in Grand Rapids and are the parents of three incredible daughters, Olivia, Annalise, and Emma.