Rep. Lightner will help shape Michigan’s state budget during 2019-20 House session

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State Rep. Sarah Lightner will serve on the Appropriations Committee during her first term in the House of Representatives, working to ensure the state government budget respects taxpayers while investing in what matters most to Michigan families.

Lightner will serve as the vice chair of two subcommittees – one dealing with the judiciary, and another dealing with several general government departments such as offices for the attorney general, secretary of state and treasury. She also will serve as a member of subcommittees dealing with the state prison system, and state departments focused on regulatory affairs and financial services.

Committee assignments for the Michigan House’s 2019-20 legislative term were announced this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield.

“This assignment fits well with my background, and I’m excited to get to work serving the people of the 65th House District,” said Lightner, of Springport. “The needs of Michigan’s residents come first and foremost. Hard-working taxpayers deserve a government that is efficient and focuses on their priorities. That will be my focus as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.”

Prior to joining the House, Lightner worked as a paralegal with an emphasis on family law and criminal defense. She also served on the state’s Criminal Justice Policy Commission and as a Jackson County commissioner.

Lightner represents a district including portions of Jackson, Eaton and Lenawee counties.