Bringing More Voices to the Table
A lifelong Warren resident, Lori was raised by Tom and Marie Stone, machine operator & programmer and local school teacher respectively. Lori grew up with her brothers, Matthew and Adam, and sister, Diana, attending Fitzgerald Public Schools, St. Mark’s Parish, and participating in Warren Park & Recreation activities like swim lessons at the Warren City Pool.
Lori developed a sense of service, leadership, and a responsibility to leave a place better than you found it through her involvement in Girl Scouts. When Lori’s mom passed after a long battle with cancer, the importance of community was clear in the love and support that embraced the Stone family and the lasting legacy of Marie’s memory.
Excelling in spite of adversity, Lori graduated from Fitzgerald High School as well as the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center in 1998.
A Spartan for life!
Lori earned her degrees from Michigan State University:
Bachelor’s degrees in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and Elementary Education
Master’s degree in Science Education
Hired to teach by Fitzgerald Public Schools, Lori provided high quality classroom instruction. Lori also made certrain students had access to educational enrichment as a Science Olympiad Coach, Robotics Club Coach, teaching after school programs and summer school, as a buddy runner with Mound Park Girls on the Run program.
Lori’s professional contributions include serving as a building representative for the Fitzgerald Education Association, leading as chairperson for science department and grade level. These experiences earned her the recognition as 2014 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year.
In addition to establishing her professional life in Warren, Lori set down roots in the community. She volunteered for 13 years with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Warren event leadership and captained team Marie’s Legacy.
After experiencing deep cuts in student funding that devastated local school district budgets. Tasked with implementing education policy adopted by legislators that were not experienced educators, Lori decided that she would run for the state legislature to improve funding and policy for her students and schools!
Lori worked hard to earn the support of the community. In 2018, Lori persevered and was elected State Representative for Warren in the 28th House district.
Revisiting personal passions, Lori participated in Warren Civic Theatre productions, volunteered with the Warren Center Line Prevention Coalition, and is president of the WSO Warren Symphony Society.
Lori is serving her third term in Michigan's State Legislature. Reelections Lori earned for service she provided to her community: including responsive constituent services, accountability through community conversations, and transparency with policy issues. Lori stepped up to challenges like oversight of the clean up of 696 Green Ooze, guiding the community through the COVID-19 Pandemic, and assisting constituents with the Unemployment Crisis.
3 Public Acts
67 Community Conversations
45 In District Events, Town Halls, Round Tables, Resource Fairs
Chairperson of the Education Caucus
Chairperson Subcommittee on Youth Homelessness for the Caucus on Poverty and Homelessness
Senator Art Miller Elected Official of the Year Award
Macomb Reads Literacy Ambassador
Good Public Health Policy Award
Lori fights to make our community better! Her next challenge is doing what it will take to address the many needs of Warren residents that remain unmet.