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Sarah Hubbard was elected to an 8-year term on the University of Michigan Board of Regents on November 3, 2020.


Sarah grew up on a farm in Union City and was active in Republican politics from an early age. Her father, Jerry Hubbard, was a Branch County Commissioner and Union Township Supervisor. She served as a precinct delegate since 1990, is often a delegate to the state convention, and has attended several Republican National Conventions as part of the Michigan delegation. 

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts from the College of Literature Science and Arts at the University of Michigan, Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Since graduation she has focused much of her time on staying active in leadership roles with various alumni organizations in the state including:

  • Past President of the UM Alumnae Club of Lansing

  • Past President, UM Club of Lansing

  • Past Board Member of Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

  • Past Board Member, Alumnae Council of the University of Michigan

  • Life Member of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

  • Awarded the National Service Citation - Alumnae Council of the University of Michigan

  • Past Participant and Planning Committee of the Wolverine Caucus

  • Attendee of UM Alumni Day in Lansing. 


Professionally, Sarah started her career as a legislative staffer, first for State Senator Nick Smith (R - Addison) and then State Representative Willis C. Bullard, Jr. (R - Highland). Sarah spent considerable time on the campaign trail working to elect Republican candidates including as campaign manager for State Representative Bill Martin (R - Battle Creek) and as a volunteer on Bill Schuette's U.S. Senate Campaign.


Sarah served as the Senior Vice-President of the Detroit Regional Chamber and most recently, is a small business owner of Lansing based government relations firm - Acuitas.

Sarah and her husband David Murley met at the 1998 Ingham County GOP Convention.

Follow Sarah on Twitter @RegentHubbard and on Facebook

Sarah in the News:

Unofficial results: Democratic incumbent Bernstein stays on U-M Board of Regents while GOP challenger Hubbard may win spot

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 9:45am


University Issues Sarah supports:


  • Operating Safely with COVID-19: The University must promote operations in a manner that allows them to facilitate in-person learning safely.  

  • Free Speech: Republican and Conservative voices on campus are consistently mocked and stymied, even to the point of being banned. Sarah will ensure the First Amendment rights of every student are protected.

  • Lower Tuition: Tuition costs are out of control. Sarah will not only work to make college affordable, but rein in out of control spending.

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