Community Connected

Christine's journey in law began at Wayne State University Law School, where she earned her degree in 1998. She has been licensed to practice law in  Michigan since 1999 and also passed the California Bar later that year. Her legal career has been diverse, from prosecution to insurance defense and workers’ compensation.

During her legal internships in St. Clair and Berrien Counties, Christine handled various misdemeanor charges, gaining experience in negotiations, court appearances, and trials. She also interned for the Honorable Gerald R. Rosen during law school.

Trusted Public Servant

Currently, Christine represents the 40th State House District, bringing her wealth of legal experience to the Appropriations Committee. As Chair of the Subcommittee for Health and Human Services, she oversees a significant portion of the state budget. She also serves on the subcommittees for Corrections, Military Veterans and State Police, and as Vice-Chair for the Firearm Safety and Gun Violence Prevention Caucus.

Well Rounded Experience

Recognized for her dedication, Christine serves on the Michigan Supreme Court’s Child Legal Representation Task Force and was honored as the 2023 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Guardianship Association.

Looking ahead, Christine aims to apply her legal expertise to the judiciary, aspiring to become a judge in the Kalamazoo County 9th Circuit Court. With a reputation for fair decision-making and a commitment to community, she believes her transition from legislator to judge will bring valuable perspectives to the bench.


• Michigan Supreme Court Child Legal Representation Task Force
• Firearm Safety and Gun Violence Prevention Caucus (Vice-Chair)
• Progressive Women’s Caucus
• Labor Caucus
• State Bar of Michigan
• Kalamazoo County Bar Association
• Metro Kalamazoo Branch NAACP
• Michigan Association for Justice


• Michigan Guardianship Association Legislator of the Year 2024
• National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Champion of Hope 2024
• Food Bank Council of Michigan Hunger Action Champion 2024
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Legislator of the Year 2024
• Michigan Local Public Health Association Public Health Award 2024
• Court Appointed Special Advocates of Michigan Legislator of the Year 2024