**PHOTO ADVISORY** Ruth Johnson sworn in as 14th District state senator

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, was sworn in as senator for the 14th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office.

Johnson was joined on the Senate floor for the oath by Robert DePalma; Pam Mazich; Donn Hinds; Ed and Marilyn Macadeg; Chris Maniaci; Matt and Wendy Smith; Laura Toy; Susan Nash; Julie Ogg; and Luke, Brianna, Alexia and Mariah Markell.

“I am extremely grateful and honored to serve the wonderful people of Oakland and Genesee counties in the state Senate,” Johnson said. “As your senator, I will work to ensure that we have an effective, efficient and accountable state government that works for the people, increases opportunities and helps improve the lives of all Michigan residents.”

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Editor’s note:The above photograph of Johnson is available by clicking on the image or by visiting www.SenatorRuthJohnson.com/photos/.

Video of the ceremony is available at www.SenatorRuthJohnson.com/video/.