Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes


State Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes is a Saginaw resident and a proud graduate of Saginaw Public Schools.

After earning her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Ferris State University, Stacy completed her teaching certificate while working as a corrections officer at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.

Stacy went on to teach in the Saginaw Public School District where she also coached girl’s basketball.

After teaching Stacy decided to pursue a legal career. She earn her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law, while working for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights as an instructor for the Rental Housing Clinic. After obtaining her law degree, Stacy served as a policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Stacy was then appointed as an Assistant Attorney General by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, prosecuting and defending cases statewide.

Stacy also previously taught as an adjunct professor at Saginaw Valley State University. She currently serves on the Michigan State University College of Law Board of Trustees and Saginaw County Community Action Committee (SCCAC).

A small business owner, Stacy is the lead developer of Erwin Properties, LLC, and the owner of Erwin Senior Estates in Buena Vista Twp.

Stacy and her husband, Michael, have two children, Michael II and Kingston. They worship at New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Saginaw.

As a devoted public servant and tireless advocate for Michigan children, families and seniors, Stacy believes to whom much is given, much is required.

Stacy is currenlty serving her second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. She represents the communities of the 95th Distirct: City of Saginaw, City of Zilwaukee, and the Townships of Bridgeport, Buena Vista Township, Carrrollton, James, Kochville, Spaulding and Zilwaukee.

Stacy is proud to serve as the Minority Whip in the new Democratic leadership team. Stacy also serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the House Criminal Justice Committee and sits on the House Commerce and Financial Services Committees. She is honored to have also been appointed the Vice Chairwoman of the Legislative Black Caucus. Stacy served on the House Judiciary and Agriculture Committees during her first term.

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