Marcela Westrate

As Executive Director of the Michigan Campaign for Justice, Marcela led the successful effort to reform Michigan’s public defense system resulting in the MIDC’s creation. Marcela managed the Campaign’s coalition of more than 70 organizations and worked with members of the media to bring attention to the problems plaguing the state’s indigent defense system. She is an attorney with a wealth of legislative knowledge and experience. Marcela served as legal counsel in the Michigan House of Representatives and advised Democratic members on judiciary and corrections issues.