Get to know Winnie

As a leader in her area, Winnie strongly believes in taking care of her community, and strives to enhance her surroundings and the lives of others because she knows that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.

Brinks brings the experience that those who came before her have failed to deliver:

World-Class Schools — She’s well known in the Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Christian School Association where she got to know students on a personal level, empowering them as they built confidence and took on new challenges.

Reinvesting in You — She’s worked with entrepreneurs and businesses to develop and retain employees, leveraging the best resources of nonprofits, businesses and government to help our community continue to prosper.

Health care Shouldn’t Break the Bank — She’s led the charge in the Michigan State House of Representatives to lower the cost of health care while still ensuring top-notch care.

Winnie’s major legislative accomplishments include sponsoring tax relief for middle-class families, improving the quality of care at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, helping women fight breast cancer and introducing bills to make government transparent and accountable.

Winnie believes in her hometown. She graduated from Calvin College, met her husband, Steve, and raised three awesome daughters, Olivia, Annalise and Emma in West Michigan.