LANSING – State Representative Winnie Brinks (Grand Rapids) took part in the opening ceremonies for the 97th session of the Michigan House of Representatives today in Lansing. Brinks represents the 76th House District, which comprises areas of Grand Rapids.

“I am truly honored and humbled by the task of serving the people of the 76th District,” Brinks said. “I know that people have sent me to Lansing to restore credibility and accountability to this office, and it’s a job I take seriously. I am ready to get to work representing the people of Grand Rapids and working toward their goals, such as ensuring their kids receive a world-class education and bringing good-paying jobs to our area.”

Brinks was joined at the ceremony by her husband, Steve, and her daughters Annalise, Emma and Olivia.

Brinks said she is always available to the people of her district. She can be reached by phone at (517) 373-0822 , toll-free at 1-855-747-4946 or by email at In-district events, such as coffee hours, will soon be scheduled.

“It’s important to me that people are able to reach me whenever they have an idea, a concern or need help resolving a problem involving the state,” Brinks said. “I look forward to working with the people of the 76th district to improve the economy and quality of life for the residents of Grand Rapids and people around the state.”