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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Senators Hopgood, Ananich, Hertel and Johnson introduce bills to expand child care programs, reduce costs
LANSING, Mich. — Today Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) and Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), along with Senators Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Bert Johnson (D–Highland Park), introduced a ...Read More
1,000 Days of Unsafe Water: Ananich and Hertel Continue Push for Stricter Lead Rules
Lowering lead action levels remains at top of agenda LANSING, Mich. — Today, on the 1,000th day since Flint residents started to receive untreated water, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich ...Read More
Sen. Hertel Introduces Tax Credit Bills to Help Reduce Student Loan Debt, Child Care Costs
LANSING, Mich. — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced his first bills of the new legislative session. Senate Bills 59 and 60 would provide a tax credit for ...Read More
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