LANSING, Mich., Jan. 11, 2023 — State Rep. Veronica Paiz (D-Harper Woods) was sworn in today as state representative for the 2023-24 legislative term. The swearing-in ceremony marked the formal opening of Michigan’s 102nd Legislature and the first day of House Democrats having the majority in over a decade. Paiz’s House District 11 encompasses parts of Harper Woods, St. Clair Shores and Detroit’s east side. 

“I am honored to take the oath of office with my colleagues from throughout Michigan,” Paiz said. “More importantly, I’m privileged to represent and work hard for the people of  House District 11. I am excited to get started and to get to work.”

Paiz holds a bachelor’s from Wayne State University, a master’s from New York University and has studied at the Smithsonian Institute. Paiz served almost eight years as a member of the Harper Woods City Council and was active in the Harper Woods community for 15 years before becoming a representative. In addition to her involvement in the city council, Paiz was a former member of the city’s Library Board, the Parks and Recreation Board and the fundraising committee of the nonprofit Harper Woods K-9 Program. She was an executive board member of the Michigan Democratic Party’s Hispanic Latino Caucus and a volunteer with her local food bank.