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28 New State Reps Join the Michigan House


After the final results of the election came down, 28 new House representatives finally got a look at what it will be like to serve their first term.

There are four new House members coming from our area, all are democrats.

There was plenty of hustle and bustle on the House floor, as they were welcomed by their new collegues. Many showed enthusiasm, despite having the campaign season over just two days ago.

"To be here and think that I'm going to work here, it's very surreal. It's exciting beyond what I would've imagined," said Democratic Representative Tom Cochran.

"I think today on my way in, I'm like, this is real," said democratic representative theresa abed.


Some say they do see some challenges, since there are so many new faces after term limits forced some reps out.

"People are going to have to learn, not just how to be a representative, but about the different issues, and things like that. It happens every two years, and this is a smaller class than has been the past few years. They had 80 new ones a few years ago," said Democratic Representative Andy Schor.

Lawmakers also determined who will lead each party in the next term. Republicans re-elected Jase Bolger as Speaker of the House. The democrats chose Representative Tim Greimel to be the minority leader.

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