Colbeck sworn in as senator for the 7th District, receives committee assignments

LANSING—Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, was sworn in as senator for the 7th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administered the oath of office.

Colbeck was joined on the Senate floor by his wife Angie, his father Bill and, according to David Eggert of the Associated Press, “a HUGE crew of family/friends” featuring not only supporters from his district, but also from Senate districts throughout the state.

“I am deeply honored to have such a broad base of support for my efforts to provide principled public service on behalf of our citizens,” Colbeck said. “Over the past four years, I have worked hard to remain true to the promises that I made during my first campaign for political office in 2010. It is reassuring to know that these efforts not only resonated with voters during the last election, they also resonate beyond the borders of the 7th District.  I pledge to continue this commitment during the next four years of service as I work hard to remind our state government officials that government is supposed to work for the people, and not the other way around.”

In addition to taking the oath of office, Colbeck received his committee assignments for the new term. Along with serving on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs, Colbeck will also serve as the vice chair of Local Elections and Government Reform, and sit on the Education Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee.

“This session I will have the opportunity to serve on committees that impact our state on so many levels — from the education of our children, to the efficiency and effectiveness of our government to the care of our veterans,” Colbeck said. “While we made great strides last session in turning Michigan around, there is more to do and I look forward to working with my colleagues in these, and other areas to keep moving Michigan forward.”

Colbeck’s office is located in Room 1020 of the Farnum Building at 125 West Allegan St. in Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol. He can be reached through his website at SenatorPatrickColbeck.com or by e-mail at SenPColbeck@senate.michigan.gov. The office phone number is (517) 373-7350, the toll-free number is (866) 262-7307 and the mailing address is: Senator Patrick Colbeck, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI, 48909.

Colbeck represents the newly redrawn 7th Senate District, which now includes the townships of Canton, Plymouth and Northville and the cities of Plymouth, Northville, Wayne and Livonia.

The above photograph of Colbeck being sworn in is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the caucus photowire at: www.misenategop.com/photowire