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Kerry Ebersole Singh Named as Michigan Statewide Census Director

July 24, 2019   

Kerry Ebersole Singh Named as Michigan Statewide Census Director

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced Kerry Ebersole Singh has been selected as the Michigan Statewide Census Director.  

“The 2020 census is the first step that determines federal funding for critical services in our state including, infrastructure, health care, Head Start and other education programs. This comprehensive count will require a thorough outreach effort and organization," Whitmer said. “I have known Kerry for 20 years and am confident that she will rise to this challenge. Kerry, along with the bipartisan Complete Count Committee, will work hard towards ensuring that every single Michigander is counted and represented."   

Kerry Ebersole Singh is the CEO of Persuasion Link, LLC., a Michigan-based Public Affairs Firm. Kerry has more than 20 years of experience in national, state and local politics, issues, and government affairs. In the last six years, she has served as the Michigan state director and senior advisor to the Energy Foundation States and Regions program, helping to lead the way to accelerating the transition to the clean energy economy. Kerry formerly served as the director of Get Out the Vote for Obama for America and as a regional director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Early in her career, Kerry served as a constituent relations specialist for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus and chief of staff for State Representative Barbara Farrah. 

Kerry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She resides in East Lansing with her husband Sam, their 2-year-old son Remy, and two dogs.   

Article I Section 2 of the United States Constitution requires the federal government to count the number of people living in the United States and its territories every ten years. Census data are used by the federal government to allocate more than $675 billion in federal funds to states, counties, and communities each year, as well as to determine the number of representatives each state will have in the United States House of Representatives. Michigan’s Census efforts are overseen by the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.  

To view list of Complete Count Committee appointees click the link below:,9309,7-387-90499_90640-499520--,00.html