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Kyra Harris Bolden Biography – Kyra Harris Bolden Wiki
Kyra Harris Bolden is an attorney and member of the Michigan House of Representatives for the 35th District, currently serving her second term, representing her hometown of Southfield in the Michigan State House.
A graduate of Southfield Public Schools, Bolden received her bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
After becoming a member of the State Bar, Bolden practiced as a criminal defense attorney. She then served as a Judicial Law Clerk in Wayne County’s Third Circuit Court under the Honorable Judge John A. Murphy, the longest-serving judge and longest-serving elected African American judge in the State of Michigan.
As a Judicial Law Clerk, Bolden performed legal research, made recommendations to the Judge on legal interpretation based upon relevant case law, and drafted opinions on a myriad of civil issues. She then practiced as a civil litigation attorney with Lewis & Munday, P.C., in several practice areas before successfully running for office for the first time in 2018.
Bolden is an active member of her community, serving as a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Wolverine Bar Association, Straker Bar Association, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, National Congress of Black Women-Oakland County, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and as a member of the Total Living Commission for the City of Southfield.
Bolden has received several awards, including the 2019 Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs, Inc. “Young Women Lifting As We Climb Image Award”, 2019 African American Leadership Awards “Emerging Leader Award”, 2020 Michigan Chronicle 40 Under 40 honoree, 2021 Legislative Economic Development Champion Award and the 2021 Michigan Credit Union League “Legislator of the Year” award.
Bolden enjoys attending Christian Tabernacle Church, dancing, riding her Peloton, and taking her nieces to different parks in the community.
Kyra Harris Bolden Age
She was born on July 31, 1988 in Southfield, Michigan.
Kyra Harris Bolden Husband
Is Kyra Harris Bolden married? She is married to Dr. Greg Bolden. Rep. Bolden lives in her hometown of Southfield with her husband, Dr. Greg Bolden, and their daughter, Emerson Portia Bolden.
Kyra Harris Bolden Salary
As a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, Kyra Harris Bolden earns an annual salary of $71, 685.
Kyra Harris Bolden Political Party
Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden is a member of the Democratic Party.
Kyra Harris Bolden Supreme Court
Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden is a candidate for the Michigan State Supreme Court.
Kyra Harris Bolden Endorsements
State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden has been endorsed by AFSCME Council 25, Attorney General Dana Nessel, American Federation of Teachers Michigan, American Arab and Muslim PAC, Berrien Forward, Charlevoix Dems, The Collective PAC, Communications Workers of America, Congressman Andy Levin, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congresswoman Haley Stevens, The Daily Kos, Eastside Slate, Emgage, EQMI Action, Fems for Dems, Genesee County Black Caucus, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Grosse Pointe Democratic Club, IBEW Michigan, Kent Co. Commissioner Monica Sparks, Kent County Black Caucus, LiUNA! and the Macomb County Black Caucus.
Others include Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Mi-List, Michigan Association for Justice, Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus, Michigan Democratic Party, Michigan Democratic Party Anishinaabek Caucus, Michigan Democratic Party’s LGBTQ&A Caucus, Michigan Democratic Party Youth Caucus, Michigan Education Association, Michigan National Organization for Women (Michigan NOW), Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, Michigan Nurses Association, The Next 50, Oakland County Black Caucus, Oakland County Democratic Party, Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, One Fair Wage 2022, International Union of Operating Engineers: Local 324, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Plumbers Local 98, Rising Voices, Service Employees International Union Michigan (SEIU), Sheet Metal Workers Local 80, UA Local 636 Pipefitters, United Auto Workers (UAW), United Steel Workers District 1, Vote Mama, Wayne County Black Caucus and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans.
Bolden’s Instagram is @kyrahbolden.