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About Laura


Laura Toy is a lifelong Livonia resident and graduate of Bentley High School where she was president of her class. She got her start in community service by creating the city’s first recycling center with the help of former Mayor Ed McNamara. Laura currently serves as the President of the Livonia City Council.  She previously served as city treasurer and represented Livonia in the state legislature for eight years. Laura is also a longtime Livonia small business person as co-owner of the award-winning Cardwell Florist on Plymouth Road. 

Laura's father was officer number six on the Livonia Police Department and her mother was a school teacher. Throughout her public service, Laura has fought to protect funding for public safety and education. She has a passion for listening to and understanding the concerns of her constituents and is known for her commitment to being their voice in government.

Laura is a strong advocate for the disabled, drawing great inspiration from her late brother Glen. She started the “Reps for Ramps” program as a state representative which traveled around the state to build wheelchair ramps for the disabled in need. More recently, Laura helped to lead the fight against human sex trafficking in Michigan, helping to usher through some of the most comprehensive legislation in the country which is now used as a model for other states.

As City Council President, Laura is an independent and strong champion for the residents of Livonia. Laura is a collaborative leader who works on the Council to cut through red tape for small businesses, stick up for homeowners to make sure their interests are balanced with those of developers, and ensure the city stays affordable for families and seniors while protecting budget priorities such as public safety and roads.


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