Jaime Churches

Michigan State House District 27

Jaime Churches has always cared about her community and had an interest in politics and policy. Her passion grew into an idea during one of her lessons. She gave an assignment to her students to write out three dreams that they had for their lives, and she joined them in the activity. On the top of her list was to run for State Representative, and she just knew she had to go for it. She was inspired by her students and her community to have an even bigger impact than serving them in the classroom. She knew she wanted to go to Lansing and join a team that promotes lasting, positive change for all Michigan families.

Jaime is a lifelong resident of Downriver. She attended Madonna University and earned her Bachelors in Integrated Science and Elementary Education and her Masters of Educational Leadership. She has been teaching 5th grade for the past nine years, serving in Gibraltar, Woodhaven-Brownstown, and Grosse Ile Township school districts.

Jaime is passionate about serving her community and state. She is a progressive, a teacher, a union vice president, a listener, and a creative problem solver. Frustrated that Lansing does not always represent the hardworking Michigander, she is inspired to stand up for change. She has seen how the lack of investment in public education, small businesses, and working families has led to hardships and inequity for Downriver’s families. As State Representative, she will use her skills and experience as an educator, organizer, and advocate to continue to turn up the volume on Downriver voices so that they are heard.

Jaime lives in Grosse Ile and enjoys spending time with family and friends; walking her rescue dog, Buck; and traveling.