|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 11th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Dave Trott|
Haley Maria Stevens
June 24, 1983
Rochester Hills, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rob Gulley (m. 2021)|
|Education||American University (BA, MA)|
Haley Maria Stevens (born June 24, 1983) is an American politician from the state of Michigan. A Democrat, she is the member of the United States House of Representatives from Michigan's 11th congressional district. The district includes many of Detroit's northern and western suburbs, such as Auburn Hills, Troy, Livonia, Canton Township, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield Township, Novi, Rochester Hills, Birmingham, and Northville.
Stevens grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She graduated from Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan. She attended American University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy, and a Master of Arts in social policy and philosophy. She became involved in politics in 2006, working for the Michigan Democratic Party as a volunteer organizer. She worked on Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008, beginning with Clinton before the primary.
In 2009, Steven Rattner hired Stevens to join the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, and she served as his chief of staff. She worked for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago, returning to Michigan in 2017.
Over January and February 2017, Stevens moved back to Rochester Hills. She announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives seat in Michigan's 11th congressional district in April 2017. The district had been represented by two-term Republican Dave Trott.
Trott announced his retirement in September 2017, making the 11th an open seat. Stevens defeated Tim Greimel in the Democratic Party primary election and Republican nominee Lena Epstein in the general election. Her victory, and that of Elissa Slotkin in the neighboring 8th district, made it the first time since the 1930s that no Republicans represented Oakland County in the House. She also became the first Democrat to represent the 11th for a full term since it assumed its current configuration in 2003.
Stevens and Colin Allred, both alumni of the Obama administration, were selected as co-presidents of the House Democratic Freshman Class of the 116th United States Congress.
Stevens ran for reelection. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated the Republican nominee, Eric Esshaki.
As of November 2021, Stevens had voted in line with Joe Biden's stated position 100% of the time.
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Haley Stevens (incumbent)||226,128||50.2|
Stevens lives in Rochester Hills. She and Rob Gulley, a software engineer she met in high school, began dating in adulthood and became engaged in June 2020. They married on September 3, 2021.
All four congressional districts with a footprint in Oakland County will be held by Democrats come Jan. 1, with both the 8th District and the 11th District flipping from Republican on Tuesday.