LANSING — The Michigan House Democratic Caucus voted today to make Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) the House Democratic Leader for the 2017-2018 session. Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) will serve as the Democratic Floor Leader.

“Our work is as important now as it ever was, and it includes bringing more good-paying jobs to Michigan, making sure that each child in our state gets a world-class education and building an economy that leaves no hardworking family behind,” Rep. Singh said. “We will fight to ensure the rights of all of our residents and to make Michigan an inclusive and welcoming state for all of its people and businesses.”

Rep. Singh, currently House Democratic Floor Leader, was elected to the state House in 2012. He will take over for current House Democratic Leader Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) in January 2017.

Rep. Singh previously served as the mayor of East Lansing and spent 10 years as an East Lansing City Council member, where he helped strengthen ties between the city and Michigan State University and worked on regional cooperation and economic development. He has also served as the president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association and worked on the New Economy Initiative. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Michigan State University.

Rep. Greig was elected to the Michigan House in 2014. Prior to that, she served as a founder and executive director of the Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation and as president of the Farmington Area PTA Council from 2007-2011. She has more than 20 years of experience in the business community, including working for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a consultant and for Kmart Corp. before co-owning Fulcrum Computer Services in Farmington Hills. Rep. Greig earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame.

“The people of Michigan are looking for leaders who will be on their side and deliver on their promises,” Rep. Greig said. “The Michigan House Democrats will always put their priorities first, and we will always be in their corner. The job of rebuilding Michigan so that it works for everyone begins today, and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”