Joe Fedewa

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 15, 2022 — State Rep. Angela Witwer (Delta Township), the incoming chair of the House Appropriations Committee, has named Joe Fedewa as senior budget advisor. Fedewa is currently serving as deputy director of legislative affairs for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, after previously serving as legislative director for Witwer and former state Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason), as well as government affairs manager for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. 

“I know from personal experience that Joe will be a great addition to the team,” Witwer said. “He brings to the position a deep understanding of state government, tremendous work ethic and exceptional integrity. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to Team Witwer.”

House Speaker-elect Joe Tate (D-Detroit) named Witwer chair of the influential House Appropriations Committee last month. The committee is responsible for setting expenditures for the state of Michigan, including making decisions on the state’s annual and supplemental budgets throughout the fiscal year.