LANSING – State Representatives Brian Banks (D-Harper Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) andAlberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives began its 98th legislative session.

“I am honored to serve my second term for the people of House District 1, and to serve as the chair of the Detroit Caucus,” said Banks. “I look forward to working with my Detroit and House colleagues to do what is best for the children, seniors, families and businesses of Detroit and Michigan.”

Banks is serving his second term. Chang is beginning her first term as a state Representative. Tinsley-Talabi is serving her third term.

“I am eager to get to work on good public policy solutions and strong constituent services that will make state government work better for my residents and all Michigan families,” said Chang. “I am honored and humbled that the residents of HD 6 chose me to serve them in Lansing.”

“I’m excited to get back to work for the people of the 2nd House District,” Rep. Tinsley-Talabi said. “There are many things we need to do to improve the quality of life in Wayne County and the state of Michigan, and rest assured, I will always put Michigan families first in my work at the state Capitol.”