The oxford leader • February 27, 2019

Candidate vows to work for everyone ‘no matter what their political persuasion’

Article and Photo by CJ Carnacchio


"In LaMacchia’s view, the main issues of this campaign are providing access to “affordable” health care and prescription drugs, “protecting our water,” ensuring children “get a good, safe education” and ensuring people receive “a fair wage after a hard day of work.” “For me, these aren’t political issues at all. They’re moral issues,” she told the crowd. “Lifting up our neighbors improves our community and makes it stronger. It moves us forward. That will be my priority when I’m elected.”


LaMacchia’s campaign kickoff was attended by some prominent Democrats, including Michigan Supreme Court Justice Megan K. Cavanagh, state House Democratic Leader Christine Greig, state Sen. Rosemary Bayer and Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner."


Read the full article in The Oxford Leader HERE.

Supporters packed the 2nd floor of HomeGrown Brewing Company in Oxford to cheer on Jody LaMacchia.

Supporters packed the 2nd floor of HomeGrown Brewing Company in Oxford to cheer on Jody LaMacchia.

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Between the Lines • February 20, 2019

Jody LaMacchia for State Representative: Turning North Oakland County Blue and Rainbow, Too

By Ellen Shanna Knoppow


"If a blue wave is coming to north Oakland County, a win by Jody LaMacchia in 2020 would make it a rainbow wave, too. LaMacchia stands to become the first openly gay woman elected to the Michigan state legislature. Three openly gay men — Jeremy Moss in the state Senate, along with Tim Sneller and Jon Hoadley in the state House — are officeholders now. LaMacchia is only the second openly LGBTQ woman in Michigan’s history to run for state House or Senate — Garnet Lewis can claim the title of first.


Being an openly gay candidate, LaMacchia said she and her wife, Samantha, have discussed the possibility of backlash. She said she is fully prepared, but that she has not experienced homophobia in her district, however conservative its reputation. She described Oxford as being accepting, a place where she can gather with other families to watch football and where her son brings friends over to their house."


Read the full article in Between The Lines HERE.

Jody LaMacchia with her wife Samantha and her 15 year-old son Cameron.

Jody LaMacchia with her wife Samantha and her 15 year-old son Cameron.

The oxford leader • February 13, 2019

Oxford Resident to Kick Off Campaign for State House

Article and Photo by CJ Carnacchio


"(Jody is) hoping to put her 17 years of experience as a family counselor and conciliator to work in Lansing, settling disputes and formulating solutions for the state.


On Thursday, Feb. 21, LaMacchia, a Democrat, will officially announce her candidacy for the 46th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. She will do so during a gathering at HomeGrown Brewing Company in downtown Oxford from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend."


Read the full article in The Oxford Leader HERE or in the Lake Orion Review HERE.

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Detroit Free Press • November 7, 2018

Election Was a Slam Dunk for Women in Michigan

Article and Photo by Kristen Jordan Shamus


Jody LaMacchia and the North Oakland Women Making a Difference group were profiled by the Detroit Free Press for their work leading up to the November 2018 election.


Read the full Detroit Free Press article HERE.

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