Representative Kim LaSata was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016 and represents the 79th District. She is a graduateof from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in St. Joseph, and earned her B.S. degree in education and master’s degree in literacy studies from Western Michigan University. Representative LaSata has taught fifth grade at Lake Michigan Catholic Schools since 2006 and was Teacher of the Year in 2015. She's active in many community organizations, serving as past president of Berrien County Guardianship Services Inc., Women’s’ Service League, Capstone Center, and vice-chair of Child and Family Services. She and her husband Charlie and their four children live in Bainbridge Township.