LANSING – State Senate Democratic Leader-Elect Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced appointments today for additional caucus roles next session. Senator Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) has been tapped to serve as the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor) as Associate Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator-elect David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights) as Caucus Chair, and Senator-elect Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing) as Caucus Whip.
“Every member of our caucus will serve an important role shaping policy and strategy moving forward,” said Ananich. “These appointments help make sure Senate Democrats continue to be a strong voice advocating for Michigan families.”
Additional appointments include Senator Steve Bieda (D-Warren) as Assistant Democratic Leader, Senator Coleman Young (D-Detroit) as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader, Senator Gregory as Assistant Democratic Caucus Chair, and Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) as Assistant Democratic Caucus Whip.
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