LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, was sworn in today during a public ceremony at the state Capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administering the oath of office.
Green was joined on the Senate floor by his wife, Paula; his mother, Ruby; his sons Andy, Phil and Pete and their spouses; his daughter, Elisabeth and her husband; and 14 of his 18 grandchildren. His daughter Katie, her husband and their four children are missionaries in South Africa and were unable to attend. More than 100 guests attended the ceremony and a reception at Green’s office.
“I am humbled and honored to have so many family, friends and people from across the district here,” Green said. “Today we celebrate new leadership for Michigan and tomorrow we get started turning this state around.
“There’s no question there’s a lot of work in store for the Legislature. The road ahead will be difficult at times. But we’re here to make the tough choices to get Michigan headed in the right direction.”
The Senate of the 96th Michigan Legislature is comprised of 26 Republicans and 12 Democrats. State senators are elected to serve a four-year term. The 31st District encompasses Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.