Regina Weiss, a teacher at Benjamin Cason High School, was elected to the state legislature representing Michigan’s 27th District. Weiss, a Democrat, defeated her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Goss, by a 74% to 22% margin (41,755 votes to 12,561).
“I ran for office because I believe we need more educators in Lansing making critical decisions on education policy,” Weiss said. “My experience as a teacher made me want to run because I seen how policy affects our school on a daily basis.”
According to her website reginaweissforstaterep.com, Weiss’ other priorities include “focus on investing in our communities, protecting the environment, enacting anti-racist legislations, common sense gun reform, enacting a fair tax structure, and fixing the broken health care system.”
“My plans for the public school system is to make sure we increase funding for Detroit Public Schools,” Weiss said.
Beginning in January, she will begin serving a two-year term.
BCHS Principal Sean Lively said “It feels great and we are all happy for her. We support her 100%.”
The 27th district covers the Detroit suburbs of Oak Park, Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak Township, Pleasant Ridge and Hazel Park.