Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum, a former member of the Michigan House, will discuss election rigging schemes being pushed by Republicans in Lansing at a meeting of the Livingston County Democrats later this month.
Byrum will discuss proposed changes to the electoral college, redistricting, and voter suppression efforts supported by Republican lawmakers and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600, in Brighton.
Byrum, of Onondaga, was elected in 2006 to represent the 67th District in the Michigan House and served three terms until she was term-limited in 2012. She gained widespread attention in 2012 when House Republican leaders prohibited her and Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown from speaking on the House floor due to comments made during debate over a package of Republican-backed measures regulating abortion. Byrum had offered a bill regulating vasectomies.
During her last term in the Michigan House of Representatives Byrum was the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Redistricting and Elections. She was elected Ingham County Clerk in the 2012 election.
Byrum is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a bachelor’s of science degree in agribusiness management and a law degree from the MSU College of Law. She owns Byrum Hardware in Charlotte and lives in Onondaga with her husband Brad Delaney and their sons; Blake and Bryce.
There is no charge for the event, which is open to all Democrats in the county. Light refreshments will be served. The party’s regular business meeting will follow the talk.
For more information call (810) 229-4212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org(Paid for by Livingston County Democratic Committee, 10321 Grand River Road, Suite 600, Brighton, MI 48116. Labor donated.)