State Senator McDonald Rivet was sworn in as a member of Michigan’s 102nd Legislature on Wednesday, January 11, the first day of the 2023 legislative session. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth T. Clement administered the oath.   


Lansing, Mich. – Senator Kristen McDonald Rivet was sworn in as the elected representative of the 35th State Senate District on Wednesday, January 11. The ceremony took place in the Senate Chamber just prior to the Constitutional Opening of Michigan’s 102nd Legislative Session.  

“I take the honor of serving and leading to heart. Constituents from every corner of our Great Lakes Bay Region are trusting me to carry their voices to the Capitol. That is a trust I’ll work to earn every day,” said Senator McDonald Rivet. “Tens of thousands of personal conversations across our district have given me a clear direction: Work on real things, don’t play political games, and find ways to help people.”  

“I’m on record about the urgency of transforming our state’s economy. As this new term begins, I’m prioritizing measures to make Michigan more affordable for working families, more enticing to job creators and seekers, and more attractive to everyone looking for safe, sustainable communities,” shared Sen. McDonald Rivet. 

Selected to serve as one of the Senate’s two Assistant Majority Floor Leaders, McDonald Rivet will draw upon her 30 years in educational and economic policy and strategic leadership to help advance a legislative agenda driving opportunities and positive outcomes for Michigan children, workers and retirees, and businesses. 

To learn more about Sen. McDonald Rivet, the new 35th Senate District, and to follow her legislative work, visit her official government website at  


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