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Dianne Yvonne Byrum (born March 18, 1954[1]) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Michigan currently a trustee for the Michigan State University. She resides in Onondaga Township in Ingham County. She is now a partner with Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications, an East Lansing, Mich.-based public relations firm that she founded with Mark Fisk, the former Communications Director for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus.

Dianne Yvonne Byrum
Trustee of the Michigan State University
Assumed office
January 1, 2009
Preceded byG. Scott Romney
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 67th District
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2006
Preceded byPaul DeWeese
Succeeded byBarb Byrum
Member of the Michigan Senate from the 25th District
In office
January 1, 1995 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byJoe Conroy
Succeeded byJudson Gilbert II
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 68th District
In office
January 1, 1993 – December 31, 1994
Preceded byShirley Johnson
Succeeded byLingg Brewer
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 58th District
In office
January 1, 1991 – December 31, 1992
Preceded byDebbie Stabenow
Succeeded byMichael E. Nye
Personal details
Born (1954-03-18) March 18, 1954 (age 65)
Jackson, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)James Byrum
ChildrenBarb Byrum, James Byrum
ResidenceOnondaga Township, Michigan
Alma materMichigan State University
OccupationPartner, Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications
WebsiteByrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications

Dianne Byrum first served as an Ingham County Board of Commissioner in the early 1980s. In 1991, she was elected to the state legislature serving in the House of Representative and the Senate until 2006.[2]

Byrum was first elected to the Michigan State University board of trustees in 2008. She was reelected as trustee in 2016.[3] She was on the Board during the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal and was the second trustee calling for MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon to step down 5 days after a board statement of unanimous support for Simon.[4]

Electoral historyEdit

Michigan State University Board of Trustees election 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dianne Byrum 2,186,120 26 4
Democratic Diann Woodard 2,104,266 25 3
Republican G. Scott Romney 1,793,777 22 -3
Republican Lisa Bouchard 1,725,884 21 -4
Michigan House of Representatives election 2004 (District 67)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dianne Byrum (Incumbent) 25,709 54.8 10.6
Republican Beth Chandler 21,205 44.2
Michigan House of Representatives election 2002 (District 67)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dianne Byrum 19,138 58.9 17.8
Republican Donald Vickers 13,331 41.1
U.S. House of Representatives election 2000 (District 8)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dianne Byrum 145,079 48.7
Republican Mike Rogers 145,190 48.8 .1
Michigan Senate election 1998 (District 25)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dianne Byrum (Incumbent) 55,200 68.1 36.2
Republican Pat Gallagher 25,816 31.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LSJ Voting Guide: Candidate Detail
  2. ^ "Editorial: Byrum, Deary endorsed for MSU". Springfield News-Leader. USA Today Network. October 20, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Lavey, Kathleen; Wolcott, RJ (November 9, 2016). "Dianne Byrum, Dan Kelly elected to MSU Board of Trustees". Lansing State Journal. USA Today Network. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Mack, Julie (January 24, 2018). "Second Michigan State trustee says President Lou Anna K. Simon should resign". MLive.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.

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