Rep. Mike Harris of Waterford will have a leadership position among House Republicans for the upcoming 2023-24 term in the Michigan Legislature.
Harris was elected by colleagues as the Republican caucus chief deputy whip, a job of critical importance in communicating key information to legislators. Harris will help keep colleagues up to date on important issues and decisions coming up on the House floor. He also will be part of the team serving as a liaison between caucus leaders and other members, tracking votes and assisting legislators with policy-related questions.
“This is a critical time for Michigan families and communities – and I will continue to fight for what’s right,” Harris said. “I am committed to pursuing the policies we need to build a brighter future for our state.”
Harris was recently re-elected to the Michigan House. He currently represents the 43rd District, which includes Clarkston, Lake Angelus, Independence Township and part of Waterford Township in Oakland County. When the new Legislature convenes in January, he will represent the 52nd District covering many of the same communities.
“With emails, sales, banking transactions, and more all happening over the internet, it’s important to follow smart internet security practices,” said Harris, R-Waterford.
“Scheduling special elections on irregular dates will cost local governments in Metro Detroit, and the chaos of overlapping voting periods will heap burdens on local clerks, the area residents who work the polls, and voters,” Harris said.
“Dark days are ahead for Michiganders under these backwards new laws that will prematurely ditch reliable natural gas power plants and require vastly more wind and solar,” said Harris, R-Waterford.