Livingston County’s newest state representative is getting down to work in Lansing!
State Rep. Jennifer Conlin has moved into her office, hired staff, and is ready to hear from you. And despite just having been elected in November to represent the 48th House District, Representative Conlin has been selected by House Speaker Joe Tate to chair the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee.
“We are so proud that our representative has been chosen to chair this important committee in her very first term as a lawmaker. Livingston Democrats were right to place their trust in this new political face,” said Judy Daubenmier, chair of the Livingston County Democratic Party.
The committee’s jurisdiction includes some gun safety measures, an item of major concern to Representative Conlin since she was sent to Oxford High School to cover the mass shooting there as a reporter for The New York Times. Representative Conlin was elected in November to represent the newly drawn 48th District which includes all of the townships of Genoa and Hamburg, the village of Pinckney, and southeast Putnam Township, plus northern Washtenaw County. She is the first Democrat to represent part of Livingston County in Lansing since the 1991-1992 legislative session.
Representative Conlin also will be a member of three other committees: Education, Health Policy, and Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure. These are in line with her campaign priorities of education, opioid addiction and treatment, and rural broadband.
In a statement on her website, Representative Conlin said, “I am delighted to be the chairwoman of the House Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security for the 102nd Legislature, and to be assigned to a diverse set of committees that reflect the challenges and opportunities that my constituents face. Now I can begin the crucial work of serving their needs and the needs of our fellow Michiganders.”
On Conlin’s staff will be Legislative Director Alex Seasock, who previously worked for Rep. Cara Clemente, and Constituent Services Director Emma Heaton, who previously worked for House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski.
Representative Conlin’s office is N-897 in the House Anderson Office Building. Her office phone number is 517-373-7557 and her email is JenniferConlin@House.mi.gov. To stay up to date on Representative Conlin’s work in Lansing, sign up for her biweekly e-newsletter here. You also may follow her new Facebook page here. And her official website is here.
If you need assistance, reach out to Emma Heaton, director of constituent services for Representative Conlin at 517-373-7557.
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