Jocelyn Benson

Secretary of State
State of Michigan

Jocelyn Benson has never allowed limits – or fear – to define her. From her early years investigating hate groups undercover in the deep South, to completing the Boston Marathon while 8 months pregnant, to protecting the results of the 2020 presidential election from democracy deniers who sought to overturn the country’s will, Benson defies preconceived notions of what is possible to live a fearless life.

Benson ascended into the national spotlight as one of the pivotal figures in the tumultuous election cycle of 2020, going toe to toe with former President Donald Trump and his followers as they sought to undermine the outcome of the presidential election. As one of the youngest Secretaries of State in the country and one of the three “women from Michigan,” Benson stood up to then-President Donald Trump, responding directly with truth, grace and grit to personal attacks from the President, stymying his efforts to interfere with the results of Michigan's 2020 election

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