LANSING, Mich., Jan. 13, 2023 — Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit) announced yesterday the chairs and members of the Michigan House of Representatives standing committees and subcommittees. Rep. Noah Arbit (D-West Bloomfield) was appointed vice chair of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee and a member of the House Committees on Criminal Justice; Families, Children, and Seniors; Judiciary; and Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

“My committee assignments reflect the priorities of the people of West Bloomfield, Commerce and the Lakes, and those I campaigned on: improving mental health, combating hate crimes and gun violence, standing up for families and seniors, and protecting our lakes and climate,” Arbit said. “I am especially proud to serve as vice chair of the Behavioral Health subcommittee. I ran for office to confront Michigan’s mental health crisis, and I intend to do everything in my power to honor that promise.”

Arbit was sworn in earlier this week for his first term representing the 20th House District and is a veteran organizer, public servant and community leader. He previously worked for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, in the Michigan Legislature and the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. Arbit founded the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus in 2019 to take on hate and bigotry in the state. 

Go to Rep. Arbit’s website to learn more about him and House District 20. Residents can contact his office at (517) 373-3186 or