LANSING, Mich., Nov. 16, 2022 — Speaker-elect of the Michigan House of Representatives Joe Tate (D-Detroit) announced yesterday the members of the House of Representatives leadership team. In this announcement, Tate named state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) as Democratic Caucus chair. Previously, O’Neal served as vice chair of the Democratic Caucus and will transition to his new position in the upcoming 102nd Legislature. In response, Rep. O’Neal issued the following statement:


“I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. It feels as if it was only yesterday I began this journey in the House. With a lot of hard work and dedication, Democrats made change happen with the help and guidance of our leadership. Despite many obstacles, we found paths to success — it wasn’t easy, but we did it. That’s why I am so humbled — being named Democratic Caucus chair, I become an even greater part of the pursuit to uplift Democratic values. The upcoming legislative session is a new journey for all of us — new districts, new members, new leadership and new opportunities. I am committed to my responsibilities and duties toward a better future for Michigan — I can’t wait to get started.”