I was raised in a family where we learned at an early age, that public service is a calling and honor. With this in mind, I humbly accept the responsibility presented to me by the voters in the 23rd Senate District.
For too long, politicians in Lansing have been out of touch with the people they serve. I want you to know that’s not how I operate: I’m here to make government work for you. I believe it’s time to get the basics right – things like fair pay, quality education and equal rights for all. Let’s get started, together.
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Sen. Hertel, Rep. Brinks Introduce Legislation to Add Breast Cancer to First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund
LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and State Representative Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) have introduced legislation that would amend Public Act 515 of 2014 to include ...Read More
New legislation would help parents receive educational support for children with special needs
LANSING — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Rep. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) introduced legislation that would create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) ombudsman within the Michigan Department of ...Read More
Sen. Hertel Jr. on Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills
LANSING — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of legislation today creating a regulatory framework for medical marijuana: “I was ...Read More
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As your State Senator, my office and I are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you’re dealing with the courts and corrections system, are working with the various state departments, have needs as a small business owner or are a veteran or senior in need of assistance, my staff and I can put you in touch with the right people and make sure your questions get answered.