Michigan State House District 17
Michelle, her husband Bill LaVoy, and their daughters Grace and Carolyn live in Monroe. The daughter of Millie and Bob Degraer, Michelle is a graduate of St. Mary Catholic School, Monroe and St. Mary Academy.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration/Political Science from Miami University (OH), Michelle attended the University of Dayton where she earned her Master of Public Administration.
Upon graduating with her Masters, Michelle worked for several years in Human Resources for the Combined Health District of Montgomery County Ohio. She moved to the nonprofit sector, first as Operations Coordinator for the American Cancer Society before moving on as Area Director and later Corporate Relations Manager with the American Heart Association. Michelle worked with the Mercy Foundation, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo OH.
Michelle is currently in her third term as Clerk-Treasurer for the City of Monroe. As Clerk-Treasurer she insures that residents have access to their government and fair, efficient elections.
Michelle is involved with the Monroe community through numerous volunteer positions including the Board of the Monroe County United Way, the Monroe Center for Healthy Aging, River Raisin Institute, and the Monroe Family YMCA.