LANSING — State Representative Charles Brunner (D-Bay City) was sworn in today to his second term representing Bay City and surrounding townships in the Michigan House of Representatives. The lawmaker, along with the other 109 members of the Michigan House, took the oath of office during a ceremony at the state Capitol marking the beginning of the 97th Legislature. Joining Brunner for the ceremony were his wife, JudyBrunner, and childhood friend Gregg Barber.

“I’m thankful for the faith Bay County residents put in me by sending me back to Lansing,” Brunner said. “I’m eager to continue working for middle-class families and bringing economic growth to the 96th District.”

As a former teacher, Brunner knows the importance of giving children a world-class education. He is committed to fully funding our K-12 schools and giving Michigan colleges and universities adequate support. Brunner also will work tirelessly to create new and better jobs for the men and women of Bay County.

One of Brunner’s most important projects is working to restore Bay City State Park and it’s shoreline. Brunner is determined to work with agencies at all levels of government to restore this asset to the community.

“Improving the quality of life in my district is very important to me,” Brunner said. “I will see Bay City State Park brought back to its former glory so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy this gem.”