Sarah Anthony

State Senator

Sarah Anthony

Sen. Sarah Anthony has always fought for equity and opportunity for all Michiganders, including the most vulnerable among us. Throughout her 20-year career in public service, Anthony has made history multiple times, serving as mid-Michigan’s first African American woman to be elected to the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. In 2023, she became the first Black woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

She fights to strengthen education, expand health care, reform Michigan’s criminal justice system, support workers, and uplift small businesses. Under her leadership, she has passed bills addressing college affordability, workforce development, support for veterans, and housing issues.

For her work in the Capitol, Anthony has been recognized nationally in such publications as The New York Times, Essence, The New Yorker, and Politico. She has been named “Legislator of the Year” from business, nonprofit, education, and social justice groups. She has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University.