First-term lawmaker will work on transportation, economic, energy and banking policy issues

LANSING, Mich. — Senator Ian Conyers (D–Detroit) has taken took the oath of office to serve the constituents of Michigan’s 4th Senate District, and has been appointed to serve as Minority Vice-Chair of both the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee. 

He also has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee and the Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee.

“It is a tremendous honor being a member of the Michigan Senate Democrats and serving the people who have put their faith in my ability to lead,” Sen. Conyers said. “I am looking forward to serving on the committees I have been appointed to, and working to build jobs, protect neighborhoods and develop communities for Detroiters and everyone in the great state of Michigan.”

The great nephew of U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D–Detroit), Sen. Conyers is a graduate of Georgetown University with a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, and a bachelor’s degree in government. He was elected to replace Sen. Virgil Smith, who resigned after a felony conviction earlier this year.

Sen. Ian Conyers (D–Detroit), a Detroit native, was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 2016. A Democrat, he represents the citizens of the 4th District in Wayne County that includes the cities of Allen Park, Detroit, Lincoln Park and Southgate.