Kristen McDonald Rivet

With over 30 years of experience in public policy and advocacy, Kristen McDonald Rivet knows first-hand how to champion for our community and step up as a leader.

Throughout her career, Kristen has worked for systemic change to improve employment and educational opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, increase youth development programs and create public policy addressing institutional inequity issues. She has worked alongside educators, parents, businesses, and policymakers to improve the lives of families in the district and throughout the state. Now, Kristen intends to take her experience to the State Senate and get the work done.

McDonald Rivet currently serves as a City Commissioner for Bay City and provides strategic leadership to two non-profits focused on improving health and economic outcomes in Michigan. Learn more about how Kristen’s present and past work has helped Michigan working families and children thrive here:

Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and her master’s degree in education and public administration at University of Michigan-Flint.

She and her husband, Joseph, are proud parents of six children and currently live in Bay City.

Democratic Candidate, Michigan Senate District

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