Sen. Dale Zorn honored as Habitat for Humanity of Michigan’s 2014 Public Official of the Year

LANSING—Sen. Dale W. Zorn was named Habitat for Humanity of Michigan’s 2014 Public Official of the Year at the organization’s banquet in Lansing on April 21.

“It is an honor to receive this award from Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, which does so much to build and remodel affordable homes for low-income Michigan families,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Helping improve access to affordable housing is critical for Michigan families, and I was proud to work to help Habitat for Humanity continue to make the dream of home-ownership possible throughout our state.”

The Public Official of the Year award is nominated by local affiliates and banquet members and is open to officials from local government up to U.S. Senate.

Zorn was honored for his leadership on House Bill 5182, now Public Act 456 of 2014, which enacted a temporary three-year property tax exemption for eligible housing property owned by a charitable nonprofit housing organization while it is developed into affordable housing for a qualified, low-income family.

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**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Zorn welcomes the Rev. Jim Smalarz to Capitol for Senate invocation

LANSING—Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, welcomed the Rev. Jim Smalarz to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Father Smalarz serves as a pastor at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Monroe and delivered the invocation before Senate session.

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A photograph of Zorn and Smalarz is available by clicking on the image or by visiting Zorn’s website at www.SenatorDaleZorn.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.