Dear Neighbor,

This e-newsletter aims to keep you updated on the previous month’s activities in the Michigan House of Representatives. It’s an honor to be serving as your state representative for the 15th State House District, which includes the west end of Dearborn to Dearborn Heights. If you should ever need to contact me, don’t hesitate to call my office at (517) 373-0847 or email me at

Byrnes Signature

Erin Byrnes

State Representative

Michigan’s 15th District

Legislative Updates

Gov. Whitmer to Deliver State of the State Address

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her sixth State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The governor will discuss her priorities for 2024. You can watch the address live at or by going to Gov. Whitmer’s Facebook or YouTube pages.

On a related note, Gov. Whitmer is hosting a contest for K-12 students to design a cover for this year’s State of the State program. Designs should be based on the theme “A Classic Michigan Story.” Students may use markers, crayons, paint, or any other material. Designs should be submitted at by Jan. 14.

News and Publications

Gov. Whitmer Proclaims Wolverine Day in Michigan Following National Championship Win

Jan. 9, 2024

Following the University of Michigan’s victory in the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed Wolverine Day in Michigan. This week’s national championship win was Michigan’s first since 1997 and the first CFB Championship win in school history.

“As a mom of two Wolverines and governor, I am proud to proclaim Wolverine Day in Michigan,” Whitmer said. “This team’s exceptional skill, determination, grit, and professionalism exemplify the values that define us as Michiganders. They went undefeated all season, becoming the only college football program in history to earn 1,000 wins. I know University of Michigan students, alumni, and Michiganders around the world are joining me in declaring: who’s got it better than us?! Nobody! Go Blue!”

To view the full proclamation, click the link below:

Michigan Wolverine Day.pdf

SMARTer Mobility Program Public Meetings for Wayne County

Save the Date: Jan. 25, 2024

The SMARTer Mobility Program is holding public meetings in January and February 2024! Local officials want to hear from you about how you would improve the SMART bus network!

From Jan. 16 through Feb. 8, SMART will be actively seeking public and community input on the SMARTer Mobility Program. Your participation in this planning process is extremely valuable.

Byrnes Smarter

We hope you will join SMART at one of these meetings to ensure your voice is heard!

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 15, 2024

This week, we honor the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose efforts paved the way toward a more just and equitable society. Let’s continue the fight for justice and equality in Michigan, ensuring that his dream lives on in our actions and policies.

Byrnes MLK

Fireside Chats and Town Halls

Fireside chats and town halls are a chance to discuss the issues facing our state with your legislator. Here are Rep. Byrnes’ upcoming constituent events:

Fireside Chat with Representative Erin Byrnes 

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: JFK Library fireplace in Dearborn Heights (24602 Van Born Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125).

Byrnes Fireside Chat 1

Voting Rights Town Hall with Special Guest Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Learn more about Michigan’s new voting laws:

  • Nine days of early voting
  • No-excuse absentee voting
  • And more!

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 29, from 5:30-7 p.m.

WHERE: Dearborn High School Cafeteria (19501 W. Outer Drive, Dearborn, MI 48124)

Byrnes Voting Rights Townhall

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