LANSING — With the 100th Legislature of the State of Michigan underway, State Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) has been appointed Democratic vice chair for the House Committee on Communications and Technology. He will also be serving on the House Insurance and Agriculture Committees.

“As a member of the Westland City Council, I saw the importance of investing in communications infrastructure,” Rep. Coleman said. “I am excited to bring my experience to the Communications and Technology Committee where I will work to ensure Michigan is leading the nation in communication technology and innovation.”

Rep. Coleman is serving his first term representing the 16th House District, which encompasses the city of Wayne and the majority of the city of Westland. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, attended the Lee Honors College and is a former member of the Westland City Council. Coleman is dedicated to making sure government is providing the best service possible to the public, and public officials are held to a high standard of ethics.