Welcome to the State’s 100th Legislature!
The Michigan Legislature convened on January 9th for its 100th session. They’re already hard at work, meeting in committees and in both chambers. We’ve compiled a few basic facts about the state Legislature that you might find interesting:
- State Legislative sessions are two years each.
- The state’s Senate is comprised of 38 districts, which the House is comprised of 110.
- One-fifth of the House membership turned over from 2018 to 2019.
- 53 women now serve in the state Legislature, which represents almost 36% of the total legislators.
- The House and Senate typically holds session on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays and Fridays, you can find legislators in meetings or in their “home districts.”
- Nine House and six Senate members have military backgrounds.
- Teachers are well-represented in the Legislature; 16 House members and five Senate members are teachers.
- Agriculture is well-represented, too; seven House members and five Senate members cite agriculture in their backgrounds.
- And of course, attorneys are represented; 14 in the House, and one in the Senate.
Our sincere thanks and congratulations to those individuals representing Midland in the state Legislature, including Representative Annette Glenn, Senator Jim Stamas, and Representative Roger Hauck. We look forward to working with you on behalf of the business community!