GRAND RAPIDS – State Representatives Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) and Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) both took an oath of office on Monday, Dec. 15 in preparation for the upcoming Michigan legislative session starting Jan. 1. Brinks will be serving her second term representing House District 76, and Dillon will be representing House District 75 for a third term.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be returning to the state Capitol next year to continue the work of representing the families of Grand Rapids,” Brinks said. “I pledge to work hard on their behalf to bring them tax relief, more and better job opportunities and to restore critical funding to our schools.” The Hon. Christopher P. Yates, Kent County Circuit Court Judge, administered the oath of office to Brinks and Dillon at a ceremony in his courtroom held Monday.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work for Grand Rapids’ families, seniors and students in the Michigan House of Representatives for a third term,” Dillon said. “The hardworking people of our city need a strong, clear voice in the Capitol, and I am committed to being that voice and telling their story.”