Detroit – Senator Coleman A Young II today announced that he is supporting attorney Pamela Sossi in the Democratic Primary for Michigan House District 1. Senator Young, the Assistant Minority Floor Leader in the Michigan Senate, serves the 1st Senate District, which includes Detroit. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Senator Young served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.
During his time in the Legislature, Senator Young has passed a number of pieces of legislation, including HB 4327, the Tisha Prater Act, which stopped discriminatory employment practices against female police officers and pregnant women. This important piece of legislation passed unanimously and was the first time that Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, the ACLU and Michigan Right to Life came together in one room during the Governor's signing of the bill into law.
Sossi stated, “Every day in the courtroom, I fight against discrimination and for my client’s civil rights. Senator Young has a long record of working across the aisle to do the same in the Legislature. I am honored to have the support of such an accomplished member of the Senate and cannot wait to get to work!”
The 1st District includes the cities of Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe Woods as well as portions of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Shores. The Primary Election is August 8.