LANSING – State Representatives Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Marilyn Lane (D-Fraser),Derek E. Miller (D-Warren) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored that voters from House District 25 have sent me back to the state Capitol, and I look forward to getting to work on making Michigan better for our families, small businesses and communities,” said Yanez, who is starting his second term.”

“It is an honor to serve the people of HD 22, and I will work with all my Democratic and House colleagues to pass legislation to benefit our children, families and communities,” said Chirkun.

“It is a privilege to continue serving my communities in the Michigan House of Representatives,” said Lane. “Residents of Clinton Township, Fraser and Mount Clemens can rest assured that I will work tirelessly to carry their voices forward in Lansing by fighting for seniors, public education, economic development and improving our quality of life.”

Chirkun and Miller are serving their first terms in the House. Lane and Roberts are returning for their third terms.

“I look forward to working hard for the residents of HD 28 who have put their trust in me to represent them in Lansing, and I will strive for smart policies that protect our seniors, help our families and improve our communities,” said Miller.

“I am proud to continue representing HD 18, and I’m ready to get to work with my colleagues on legislation that will give our children a world-class education, will help our small businesses and communities grow and prosper and will protect our environment for us and future generations,” said Roberts.