Pastor Mike Prince of Corunna opened our House session with prayer today. Thank you, Mike, for making yourself available on short notice. We are photographed here with House Speaker Tom Leonard. The text of the prayer is available in the House Journal.
I was pleased to be joined by Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeremy Root on the floor and by Durand Mayor pro tem Brian Boggs in the gallery for the State of the State. Gov. Snyder’s address illustrated how far Michigan’s economy has come in the past six years, but he also recognized the need to keep moving forward to improve the quality of life for Michigan families who are still struggling. It was also great to hear a direct shout out from the Governor about Vernon/Durand-area success story Second Chance Wood. He thanked them for the 50 additional skilled jobs and huge investment they are committing to in the coming years. More . . .
And so begins the most unique week I will likely ever have in public life. For the next 6 days I am both mayor of Owosso while also State Representative-elect for the 85th House District. We again won in a landslide. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity of further service to our area. More exciting news soon as I announce my staff team and initial legislative bill priorities in advance of taking office on January 1st. For now, I simply look forward to reacquainting myself with my family as we eagerly await the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Thank you all.
Great turnout at my hog roast at Hinterman Farms! Thank you to hosts Mark and Shannon Hinterman for opening their farm to us, to co hosts Commissioner Jeremy Root and Commissioner-elect Brandon Marks for spreading the word and to Mr. Carl Rossman for splitting the hog pen purchase with me at the county fair.