About Kathy

Kathy Crawford grew up in a modest farm life, so she understands the value of hard work and a well-earned dollar.  During her youth, she lived on two different farms before the extensive commercial and residential development came to Novi.  Her farms were at 12 Mile and Haggerty, and at Grand River and Meadowbrook.  Because Novi High School had yet to be built, Kathy attended Farmington High School and Farmington Middle School.  Because her family moved three times, Kathy attended elementary schools in Northville, Wixom and Walled Lake. 
 
Kathy worked as a professional in the Field of Aging for more than 30 years in Oakland County.  She retired from the City of Novi in 2004 to launch her own business, Kathy Crawford Communications.
 
In 2007, she was elected to the Novi City Council. Three years later, she was elected to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, representing the 9th District (Novi and part of Northville). In November, 2012, she was overwhelmingly re-elected to the same post.
 
Kathy and husband, Hugh, have been married for 49 years. In November, 2008, Hugh was elected a Michigan State Representative for the 38th District.  They have three grown children, Doug, Amy and Kelly; and two grandchildren, Alexis and Devin.  Kathy and Hugh were baptized and married at the Novi Methodist Church, now located on Beck just south of 10 Mile Road.
 
Kathy has authored several workbooks for senior center directors.  She is a frequent workshop presenter and keynote speaker.  Kathy also co-authored the book "Two Broads Abroad,” detailing a six-week trip overseas. Kathy is active in the Novi Theater Productions and a myriad of City of Novi projects. She has received numerous state and local awards for her community service and innovative program ideas.

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Basics:
Birthday: March 15, 1942
Hometown: Novi, MI
Relationship Status: Married to State Representative Hugh Crawford
Anniversary: September 26, 1964
Political Views: Conservative Republican

Personal Data:                                                      
Interests:
Reading and Writing; Community; American Business Women's Association

Favorite Music:      

Loves almost all music, especially show tunes, chorus and chiors, easy listening and classical

Favorite TV Shows:
American Idol, History Channel, Fox News

Favorite Movies:   
Plains, Trains & Automobiles; The Great Outdoors
Favorite Books:
The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson; I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron; Northwest Passage

Favorite Quotation:   

"As you age, you are either growing in to more or receding into less."
                                        (Author Unknown)