Slotkin names Mona Shand as her Livingston County liaison

Mona Shand of Brighton has joined the staff of U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) as the congresswoman’s representative (or “eyes and ears”) in Livingston County. Shand will also represent Slotkin at various community events.

Shand, who ran unsuccessfully for the 42nd District state House seat, knows that being elected isn’t the only way to serve, and she’s looking forward to working on behalf of constituents in Livingston County. “I am so excited to be part of a new way of looking at and doing government,” she said.

Slotkin and Shand want to hear from residents about federal agencies with which Slotkin can provide assistance, such as with Social Security, the IRS, and immigration, as well as about all the good things happening that merit celebration.

Her new role is a good fit for Shand, who is active in the community. She’s a member of the board of directors of LACASA, the community’s non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services and support to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault; she also serves on the Livingston County Community Alliance, an anti-drug coalition. She is a board member of the Club Wolverine Swim Team, and the publicity coordinator for Brighton School of Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.”

Shand lives with her husband, Mark, and their three children in Brighton, where they are active in St. Patrick Catholic Church.

In her spare time, Shand volunteers in her kids’ classrooms at St. Patrick School, and is a health and fitness enthusiast. She and her family are fixtures at local races and fitness events, including Brighton’s Hungry Duck Half-Marathon and 5k, the Howell Aquathalon Open Water Swim at Thompson Lake, and the T-Rex triathlon series at Island Lake. She is also an occasional contributor to The Livingston Post.

The best way to reach Shand is by email at

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