LANSING — State Rep. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. LaGrand was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his wife Melissa.

“There is a lot of work to be done on a broad array of issues across the state,” said Rep. LaGrand. “My priority as a legislator is to craft policy which reflects the concerns of my constituents, while respecting the needs of all Michiganders. When legislators work together and truly find common ground, we can find comprehensive solutions to the toughest problems. My biggest priority this year is bipartisan criminal justice reform that keeps Michiganders safe, saves taxpayer dollars, and treats all Americans morally. I look forward to working with all my colleagues this year to build a better Michigan.”

After serving a partial term following a special election in 2016, Rep. LaGrand now begins his first full term representing House District 75, which encompasses part of Grand Rapids. Rep. LaGrand can be contacted toll-free by phone at (888) 750-3326, by email at, or through his website,