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Michelle Fecteau

Ms. Fecteau (D-Detroit) was elected in 2012. She is currently the Executive Director of the Wayne State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which is jointly affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers. Prior to serving in this position, Ms. Fecteau worked as an educator and program coordinator in Wayne State University’s Labor Studies Center. Prior to coming to WSU, Ms. Fecteau proudly served as a Union organizer and representative for members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Service Employees International Union and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union.

Ms. Fecteau and her husband Edward Hejka, a special education teacher in River Rouge, live in Detroit and have two children by birth, their oldest with autism. They have also been foster parents to 9 children, 5 they adopted. They were awarded Foster Parents of the Year by Michigan Lutheran Child and Family Services. Ms. Fecteau and her husband have been active in numerous programs supporting special needs children including the Autism Society of Michigan and Wayne County.

Ms. Fecteau graduated from Michigan State University with a master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations. She also earned a dual bachelor’s degree from MSU in Political Science and Employment Relations.