Who makes up the Board of State Canvassers?
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers is responsible for certifying Michigan's statewide election results. The four-member board — made up of two Democrats and two Republicans — is required under state law to certify the results by Monday.
Here is a look at its four members:
Jeannette Bradshaw — Democrat, chair
Jeannette Bradshaw is a member and recording secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58. She previously served as vice president of the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO. She studied at Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center and has advocated for more women to consider the trades.
Aaron Van Langevelde — Republican, vice chair
Aaron Van Langevelde is an attorney who serves as a policy adviser and staff attorney for the House Republican Caucus. Before taking that job, he worked as a Branch County assistant prosecutor.
Norman D. Shinkle — Republican
Norman D. Shinkle is the chair of the Michigan Republican Party's 8th Congressional District committee. Shinkle has said he is leaning toward seeking a delay in certifying Michigan's election results. His wife, Mary, was a Republican challenger at the TCF Center, where Detroit's absentee ballots were counted. She filed an affidavit in the federal lawsuit brought by President Donald Trump's campaign in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, asking the court to stop the certification of Michigan's election results. The lawsuit was recently dropped.
Julie Matuzak — Democrat
Julie Matuzak is retired but previously worked as a political coordinator for the American Federation of Teachers in Michigan for 17 years. This November, she was elected to serve on the Macomb County Commission as the 12th District commissioner.
Clara Hendrickson fact-checks Michigan issues and politics as a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. Contact her at email@example.com or 313-296-5743 for comments or to suggest a fact-check.