Mark LaChey

Mark W. LaChey has been actively involved in politics as an openly gay man for over 30 years, including seven two-year terms as a Pleasant Ridge City Commissioner in the 1990s and early 2000s. More recently, Mark is now serving in his third term as a Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and is also the first and only LGBTQ+ member of the Democratic National Committee from Michigan. Mark is a retired attorney living in Saugatuck with his partner and their two dogs and a cat.

Why LGBTQ+ People Must Vote In The Upcoming Midterms

We are under attack. It’s not exaggeration or hyperbole to say that there are those in America today who want to seriously harm individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. This applies to you regardless of your age, race, financial level, if you are [...]

On Nov. 6 Ballot Firsts Abound

What to say to get you to vote that isn't already in a meme? That's my task and conundrum. So let's start with this: LGBTQ Michiganders, when sufficiently motivated, vote and do so in large numbers. For example, 2014 post-election modeling done by [...]