Senate Democrats announce new caucus leaders

LANSING, Mich. — Today, the incoming Senate Democratic Caucus elected Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) as minority leader and Sen.-elect Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) as minority floor leader.

“With every election comes fresh ideas and perspectives about what we can do to grow and support the communities around our state, and our new caucus members have the talent and energy to do just that,” Sen. Ananich said. “We are excited to be the voices for the more than two million people who voted for Senate Democrats this cycle, and we are excited to get to work.”

The election took place following a historic midterm election for Senate Democrats. Gaining five seats, the largest Democratic pickup since the post-Watergate election of 1974, Democrats are prepared to set an aggressive agenda and work with the Governor-elect and caucuses in both chambers to tackle the issues Michigan families need addressed, including ensuring every household has access to clean, safe water; expanding access to health care; providing everyone access to a world-class public school education, and fixing our failing roads and infrastructure.

“This election, voters came out in record numbers to demand that we take our state in a new direction, and Senate Democrats are ready to answer that call.” Sen.-elect Chang said. “I am honored to work with Leader Ananich and our colleagues, and I am excited to hit the ground running January first to make good on those promises to our residents.”

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