Ronald Owens is a Saginaw native and Deputy Political Director for Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Ronald’s passion for Public Service includes working alongside other volunteers to knock on doors and support politicians such as Representative Adam Zemke, Congressman Dan Kildee and Senator Debbie Stabenow. Ronald worked in the office of Former House Democratic Leader Sam Singh to increase inclusion for the SOGIE community within the State of Michigan. Ronald played an incremental role in inspiring Governor Whitmer to sign an executive directive in her first week in office, to strengthen prohibitions against LGBTQ discrimination in state employment, contracting and provision of services. Ronald will continue to fight for and support the SOGIE community, in the next steps of his career of setting up a progressive agenda in Michigan to move families forward.