Christina Kafkakis is committed to welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program. Her grandfather, the son of Sicilian immigrants, was one of the Flint Sit-Down Strikers, a part of her family’s heritage that she is very proud of.
Kafkakis opened her photography business in 2009. After the loss of her daughter, she sought to volunteer to provide on-site bereavement photography to infants and their families. No stranger to community service, Kafkakis chaired several events with her childrens’ PTOs and volunteered in extracurricular programs. She believes that Michigan’s families should be able to count on public schools to provide quality education. She will work to ensure higher education is in reach for those who wish to pursue it, and to expand vocational and technical education programs and community college offerings to prepare all students for the job market of the future. She is running to defend Michigander’s privacy in their health care decisions, to protect natural resources from polluters, to invest in public education and skilled trades, to build sustainable critical infrastructure, and to ensure all worker’s rights to livable wages.