Voice for Equality: Chris Swope

Chris Swope is the current City Clerk for Lansing, Michigan and former Executive Director of Michigan Equality. Prior to his successful election as City Clerk in 2005, Swope already had an impressive resume of public service in various Michigan state and local offices. Swope has served as the Ingham County Commissioner, a policy analyst for the Michigan Senate, and a benefits administrator for the Michigan House of Representatives. In 2001, Chris was elected Ingham County Commissioner, a position he would be reelected to twice before stepping down to become city clerk.

Swope sits on various government boards including the Police/Community Relations Board and the Michigan Association of Counties Environmental & Regulatory Affairs Committee. He has also served on the boards of several state organizations that advance the rights of gay Michigan residents. Swope is the past President of the Lansing Association for Human Rights and has sat on the Board of the Lansing Branch American Civil Liberties Union.

Swope served two years as the Executive Director of Michigan Equality, the state marriage equality organization, during the state campaign to ban marriage equality in Michigan.

Freedom to Marry salutes City Clerk Chris Swope as a Voice for Equality!

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