|Name||Sharon Marie Renier|
|Address||10716 McCreery Road |
Munith, Michigan , United States
|| February 15, 1956
|Contributor||U Ole Polecat|
Mar 18, 2013 08:33pm
|Info||A lifelong resident of the State of Michigan who was raised on a farm in Garden City, Sharon was born on February 15th of 1956, and graduated from Garden City West High School in 1974. She worked as a paralegal for the General Counsel of Chrysler Corporation and also with the Dykema Gossett law firm in Detroit while continuing her education. |
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oakland Community College in 1989. She has attended both Washtenaw Community College and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, specializing the area of natural resources and the environment from a science and policy standpoint. Her studies included a two-semester program at the University on negotiations sponsored by the Harvard Law School.
During the later years she has been a working mother, studying in the time available from her working and family responsibilities. Her years of experience in the areas of education while a single mother, give her a special insight into the needs of the women of our district.
Her expertise in organic farming coupled with her studies have enabled her to serve as a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan in the area of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity, as well as a keynote speaker at the USDA Farm Women's Symposium. She has served as Executive Director for the Great Lakes Bioregional Land Conservancy, Vice-president of the Organic Crop Improvement Association International, a board member of the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance, and many other organizations concerned with farm, community and environmental issues. She was invited by USAid to be the keynote speaker at the First Annual Organic Coffee Producers meeting held in El Salvador. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Central and North America and speaks three languages.
She has been active in the national and international conventions designed to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW). While working as a paralegal at the University of Michigan for Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon, she was involved in the national and international struggle for human rights and sex equality. Her extensive studies and contacts in these fields give her a special insight into the lives of the women of our world.
She is an accomplished singer and musician, a devoted organic farmer, a member of many farmer and environmental organizations, and brings to her candidacy for representative of the 7th District of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives the sensitivity, the devotion, the awareness and the determination to represent our voters of this district, state and nation as a devoted people's representative.