Kristen McDonald Rivet for State Senate

Kristen McDonald Rivet

Leader. Strategist. Advocate. Democratic Candidate for Michigan Senate District 35

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For 30 years, Kristen has helped children, working families and businesses thrive in our Great Lakes Bay Region and across Michigan. She will continue that fight alongside us, leveling the playing field from Lansing.

Real Integrity Real Results

I believe leadership begins with service, which means showing up, listening to learn, and— when it is time to talk— holding to one’s word. Integrity is everything. If you doubt it in a candidate, look at our records. Look at the impact of how we’ve spent our personal and professional lives.

I’m Kristen McDonald Rivet. I have a 30-year track record of real results for Michigan’s working families and children. Have a look. I’m ready to deliver for you and our 35th Senate District.

Kristen's Priorities


  • Education: Quality Education for All
  • Economy: Advancing Economic Opportunities for All
  • Protecting Our Freedoms
  • Revitalizing the Great Lakes Bay Region

Michigan Senate District 35

Our new 35th Senate District includes parts of Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties including Auburn, Essexville, Bay City, Midland, Freeland, the City of Saginaw, and Buena Vista.

This district of 250,000+ constituents is key to State Senate control. Republicans have controlled that chamber since 1984 but fairer maps finally give Democrats a real shot at winning the majority. The path to flipping the State Senate runs through SD35— making it a top two target in Michigan and top 25 target nationally.

Mobilize, share our messages, donate, and campaign with us. With your help now, we can win this when it’s time to vote.

Get to Know Kristen

Kristen McDonald Rivet has fought for decades to level the playing field and to improve the lives of our children, families and businesses. An executive leader, educational and economic policy strategist, advocate and mom, Kristen is ready to serve us and get what we want done in Lansing.

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