LANSING – State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) was sworn into office on Wednesday at the state Capitol with other members of the 98th Michigan Legislature. The first-term representative will represent House District 12, which comprises Romulus, Taylor and part of Van Buren Township.

“I’m thrilled to take the oath of office and get started working for residents of the 12th House District,” Geiss said. “Improving the lives of the families, seniors and students of my community will be my first priority, and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Before joining the Legislature, Geiss operated a home-based editing business. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Wayne County Community College District. Joining Geiss for the ceremony were her husband, Doug, their two children, her mother, Germaine Swanson, and her sisters, Frances Swanson and Chantal Murray.