State Rep. Ann Bollin, chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, today released the following statement after a special election was called to fill three vacant seats in the Michigan House of Representatives:
“Right now, three Michigan House districts – totaling roughly 270,000 people – are without representation in the state House, and we’ll soon have a fourth vacancy. It’s imperative that a special election is held to fill these positions as soon as possible and make sure people have a voice in our governing process.
“I’m glad the governor listened to the concerns brought forth last month by Speaker Wentworth and took the action we were waiting on to schedule these special elections. After May 3, the people of the 36th, 43rd, and 74th House districts will again have a representative serving on their behalf in Lansing.”
Chair Bollin recently hosted a committee hearing on House Bill 4996, which would require the governor to decide and announce within 30 days whether a vacant office will be filled by special election or at the next general election
State Rep. Ann Bollin and the Michigan House this week approved a state budget plan that prioritizes the needs of Michigan families while leaving room for $1 billion in tax relief to help relieve the pressure of skyrocketing inflation.
State Rep. Ann Bollin, vice chair of the House’s general government budget subcommittee, this week grilled members of the state’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission on its questionable use of taxpayer dollars.