Sen. Ruth Johnson to chair Elections committee

Senator to serve on 7 committees

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson announced that she will chair the Senate Elections Committee and serve on six additional committees during the 100th Legislature.

“I look forward to the challenge of serving on committees dealing with important issues facing our state — from health care to fighting fraud to protecting our drinking water for Michigan families,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Our system of government relies on fair and open elections, and I will put my 14 years of experience as secretary of state and Oakland County clerk to use to protect voter rights and safeguard the integrity of our elections.”

Johnson will also serve as vice chair on the Senate Local Government Committee and as a member of the committees on Environmental Quality; Families, Seniors, and Veterans; Health Policy and Human Services; Judiciary and Public Safety; and Regulatory Reform.

“Michigan has been the comeback state of the nation over the past eight years, and it is our job now to work together to build on that success,” Johnson said. “Being on these committees will allow me to help ensure we protect our natural resources, support our veterans and job creators, and reform our criminal justice system. Let’s get to work!”

A full list of Senate committees and their memberships is available online at http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committee.html.

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