LANSING – State Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) 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 11, which comprises the cities of Garden City and Inkster, and portions of Dearborn Heights, Livonia and Westland.

“It’s a great honor to formally join the House of Representatives as we begin our work serving the residents of Michigan,” Plawecki said. “I’m looking forward to bringing my constituents’ needs to the Capitol and making my district a better place to live, work, go to school and raise a family.”

Before joining the Legislature, Plawecki worked as a medical technologist and teacher. She most recently worked at St. Robert Bellarmine School. Joining Plawecki for the ceremony were her husband, Mark; her mother, Kathleen Pawloski; and her sister, Mary Kern.