State Rep. Triston Cole today was selected to serve the Michigan House of Representatives as majority floor leader for the 2019-20 legislative term.
Rep. Cole, of Mancelona, said he is honored to serve as the majority floor leader and looks forward to working with all members of the Michigan House for the 100th Legislature.
“With nearly 20 years of leadership experience with many boards and committees at the local and state level, I am passionate about focusing on the safety and quality of life for Michigan families,” Rep. Cole said. “I want to thank my Michigan House colleagues for their support and am committed to helping our local communities across the state.
First elected in 2014, Rep. Cole currently serves as chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He also serves on the Committees on Energy Policy, Judiciary, and Michigan Competitiveness.
Rep. Cole sponsored legislation to prioritize asset management for roads and help determine how to best spend available money on Michigan roads and bridges. The legislation eliminates the current siloed configuration of statewide infrastructure and provides a unified plan.
Rep. Cole also sponsored legislation to allow private snow plow drivers to maintain safety by continuing to use flashing amber lights on Michigan roads when actively plowing. The flashing lights will alert motorists when private plow trucks are on the roads.