LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt was sworn in as senator of the 37th district on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young administered the oath of office.
Schmidt was joined in the Senate chamber for the occasion by his wife, Kathleen, sons, Ryan and Danny, his parents, Tom and Sue, and friend Mike Vahl.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of the 37th district as their state senator,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “The same values and principles that we share, and that I fought for while in the state House of Representatives, I will bring to the Senate as we continue working together to fix Michigan.”
Schmidt announced that in addition to serving as chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, he will also serve on the committees of Agriculture, Economic Development and International Investment, Insurance, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, and Legislative Council.
The senator also announced that his Lansing office is open and ready to meet constituent needs. His office is located at Room 820 in the Farnum Building at 125 W. Allegan Street in Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol. Residents may also contact the senator via email at SenWSchmidt@senate.michigan.gov, by phone at 517-373-2413 or via U.S. mail at Senator Wayne Schmidt, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909.
More information will be made available at is forthcoming website, www.senatorwayneschmidt.com.