Find Your Representatives

In the lesson, State & Federal Government, you learned how Detroit fits into the larger picture with state and federal governments. You should now know that we have elected officials that represent us at every level. We elect members to represent the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government at the city, county, state, and federal levels. Each elected officials in that role to represent us, and they count on our feedback to understand our community priorities.

Take a minute to look at the resources below. Here’s your chance to find out who our representatives are! 

City of Detroit

The City’s elected officials  include:

Wayne County

The County’s elected officials include:

State of Michigan 

The State’s elected officials include:

US Federal Government

The federal elected offices include:

The federal legislature, which has two chambers:

If you’re interested in knowing what will be on the next election ballot, go to


Once you find the elected officials that represent you, contact at least one of them. Let them know who you are, where you’re from, and what you care about. If there’s something you’d like to see changed or protected in your neighborhood, let them know that too. Being an engaged citizen means actively communicating our priorities!