Benson Discloses Personal Finances [DOCUMENT]

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and her husband reported $535,000 in combined personal income in 2018. Benson disclosed their finances on her official website as she called on the Legislature to make such disclosures public. 

The first-term Democrat says she received a $300,000 salary as CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, and also $70,000 from Wayne State University. Her husband. Ryan Friedrichs, earned $165,000 as the City of Detroit’s Chief Development Officer.

Benson posted a 9-page document that also lists bank and retirement accounts. 

Benson and her predecessor, Ruth Johnson, talked about government transparency on WDET’s Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Current and Former Secretaries of State Talk Transparency to Kick Off Sunshine Week

Secretary Benson Discloses Personal Finances by WDET 101.9 FM on Scribd

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