About CHRT


Samantha Zandee, JD

Chief Policy Advisor , Michigan State Representative Brandt Iden

Samantha Zandee, JD, is a Michigan attorney with a social work background and currently serves as Chief Policy Advisor for State Representative Brandt Iden, Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. She received her undergraduate degree from Hope College, and obtained her JD and MSW from the University at Buffalo. In the past, Ms. Zandee has worked in the family court system, for various legal aid clinics, a children’s advocacy center, and with in house counsel for Buffalo Medical School. She enjoys traveling and playing the piano, and resides in Grand Rapids with her husband, Mitch.