Friends, Neighbors, and Supporters,
It has been a privilege representing Lansing and Lansing Township in the Michigan House of Representatives for the last three years, and I’m excited to complete my second term and to ask the voters for a third and final term in the House of Representatives.
During my first term I served on three House Committees: Ethics and Elections, Michigan Competitiveness, and Regulatory Reform. I was an Assistant Floor Leader and Chair of the Capitol Caucus– a group of mid-Michigan legislators who partner to advocate for the legislative and economic development issues affecting the region. I was also named to the House Democrats’ Education Task Force and the House Education’s Common Core Subcommittee. In my first year in the House, I was a finalist for Freshman of the Year. I proposed legislation dealing with blighted properties; charitable gaming; economic development; education (funding equality, school start date flexibility, truancy, year-round school and balanced school calendar incentives); elections (disability accessibility, term limits, and transparency); energy crisis assistance; fireworks; gun control, health care (Medicaid, bedbugs); safe sleep policies; student debt, and talent attraction and retention. I was able to pass two bills and several resolutions and was also the lead Democrat on the legislation to provide health care to 400,000 Michigan residents (Medicaid Expansion through the new Healthy Michigan program). I also passed several amendments, including one to save the City of Lansing almost a million dollars. I earned a number of recognition during my first term, including awards from the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, and Michigan Works!.
So far in my second term, I have had two pieces of legislation signed into legislation by Governor Snyder. House Bill 4205 helps remove the term “crippled children” from our laws and replaces it with more respectful language. I was happy to have several members of the Lansing community help me in advocating for these changes. In response to the dreadful situation at the Life ‘O Riley community I introduced House Bill 4054, which reforms state oversight of mobile home communities. As this law takes effect it should help ensure people living in mobile home communities are enjoying a safe, clean living environment. I have also been very active in working on policies to address our heroine and prescription drug abuse crisis. Governor Snyder appointed me to his Task Force on Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and, after significant research and extensive conversations with experts, we released our recommendations on Oct. 26th. There are many suggestions that I hope will help turn the tide against this growing problem in Michigan. Currently I am working with my colleagues to develop legislation to enact the recommendations that need changes in the law.
In addition to these duties, I am serving as the Finance Chair for the House Democratic Fund and will work to raise money to ensure that the Democrats can take back the House of Representatives this November. I want to be re-elected, but I would also like to serve in the majority in my third term and will work hard towards that as well.
Throughout my time in the House of Representatives, I have hosted coffee hours around the city on various times and days. This has given people a chance to hear what’s going on and, just as importantly, given me another chance to listen to their concerns. These were always well attended. It’s been great to meet so many Lansing people, and continue my conversations with many of you that I’ve met before. Look for more of these in 2016. You can sign up for emails notices of these and other news from me by entering your email address here: http://housedems.com/state-rep-andy-schor.
There’s still more work to do, though. On top of growing our state’s support for education and continuing to support creative measures meant to attract and retain talent, I want to play a role in rehabilitating and revitalizing Michigan’s economy. I’m ready to continue tackling these and so many other issues important to our state.
If you’d like to reach me about legislative issues or state government-related concerns, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517.373.0826. You can also view my official House webpage at http://schor.housedems.com. You can also follow my legislative activity on my Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/andyschor.
If you need to reach me about campaign-related matters or want to contribute to my campaign, you click on the donate button on this webpage, or you can e-mail me at email@example.com or call 517.618.1666.
Thank you again for all of your continued support and engagement.
State Representative, 68th District
(Lansing, Lansing Township)