Meet Charin H. Davenport - Green Party Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan




Charin H. Davenport is a Vietnam Era Veteran and is currently a Special Lecturer in Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University.  A native of Michigan, Char serves on the Hazel Park Planning Commission.  She is a longtime advocate for environmental protections, public education, and human rights.  Prior to her position at Oakland University, Charin taught for several years at Saginaw Valley State University and Delta Community College, where she was named Woman of the Year by her colleagues.  She also taught high school English in Western New York and Bay County, MI for several years and was honored by the State University of New York for Teaching Excellence.  In addition to her outstanding career in education, she was a journalist and editor in Washington D.C. and Oscoda, MI, and was a sought-after Market Research Analyst on Wall Street for the global photo industry.  As the Michigan Field Organizer for The National LGBTQ Task Force, Charin spearheaded the Faith-based Gender Justice and Ally Project.  Working with numerous other Michigan-based and national organizations as a Civil Rights Activist for the past 12 years, she has been a vocal advocate and organizer for worker rights, gender and racial equality, universal single payer healthcare (Medicare for all), a strong public education system, investments in renewable energies that will help preserve our waterways and forests for future generations, the legalization of marijuana, and the health and welfare of Michigan Military Veterans.  Among her most recent projects, Charin has worked with families and faith leaders to end the immensely destructive practice of "Gay Conversion Therapy" in Michigan.  Nothing is nearly as important to her as her two cats, one dog, three children, two grandchildren, and her many, many friends throughout Michigan.


Fast Facts:


Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Charin was born in Bay City, Michigan

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  She served in the U.S. Navy from October 1974 - December 1981

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Charin has 1 son, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  She has her Masters Degree in Education and Bachelors Degree in English




Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Board of Directors - Transgender Michigan

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  American Association of University Professors

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  ACLU of Michigan

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Equality Michigan

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  National Association for Transgender Equality

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Transgender Law Center