Brenda L. Lawrence is a Representative from Michigan. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 18, 1954.
She received her B.A. from Central Michigan University in 2005.
She worked as a manager at the United States Postal Service, and was a member of the Southfield, Michigan board of education from 1992-1996. She was a member of the Southfield city council from 1997-2001, and was elected mayor of Southfield from 2001-2014 before becoming an unsuccessful candidate for Oakland County executive in 2008.
She was elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourteenth and the preceding Congress (January 3, 2015-present).