Zorn to head Senate Local Government Committee

LANSING—Sen. Dale Zorn will chair the Senate Local Government Committee and serve as vice chair on another committee during the 98th Legislature.

“I know that our local governments can play a tremendously important role in helping grow our economy and improve the lives of Michigan residents,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “With more than 30 years of experience in local government, I understand the challenges that locals face and the vital services they provide our families and job providers. I look forward to working with our local governments to develop innovative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.”

Zorn will also serve as vice chair of the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee. In addition, he will be a member of the committees on Banking and Financial Services; Energy and Technology; and Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security.

“Michigan has come a long way in the last four years, yet we still face challenges,” Zorn said. “I am dedicated to giving the hard-working people of the 17th District a voice as we discuss vital issues, such as supporting our veterans, protecting the American dream of homeownership and reducing the cost of energy to heat our homes and power our economy.

“We must also protect and improve access to Michigan’s outstanding natural resources, which provide world-class recreational opportunities for families and attract millions of visitors.”

Prior to becoming a senator, Zorn served two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives and three decades in local government as a constable and trustee in Raisinville Township from 1980-1991 and as a Monroe County Commissioner from 1991 to 2011.