Capital-Area Dems Sworn In to Begin 98th Michigan Legislature

Legislators begin second terms in the state House
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) was sworn in today to begin his second term as the legislator for the 67th Michigan House District, along with state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), who represents the 68th District, and state Representative Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), who represents the 69th District.

“The start of a new legislative session presents new opportunities to serve families in Ingham County and across our state,” Cochran said. “We worked on some key issues last session, and there is still important business to attend to. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle over the next two years.”

Rep. Singh is also beginning his first term as the Democratic Floor Leader.

“Between a contingent of experienced, passionate legislators and incoming lawmakers with bright, fresh ideas, this is shaping up to be a strong and committed House Democratic caucus,” Singh said. “I expect our caucus to make significant contributions to policy discussions, and I think there are many issues where we can form partnerships on both sides of the aisle to benefit the lives of the citizens of Michigan.”

“In my first term, I brought some good legislation to the House floor, along with many of my colleagues,” Schor said. “However, not all of it made it to the governor’s desk. This term, I’m hopeful that we can continue that effort of passing bills that help the daily lives of every man, woman and child in our great state.”