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Rep. Yaroch: LARA was complicit with the state’s plan that jeopardized vulnerable nursing home patients
State Rep. Jeff Yaroch pointed to written testimony recently received from the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) as a concerning indicator that the entity charged with enforcing proper infection control at nursing homes did not look at any science, data, or research when it came to a plan to place COVID-19 positive patients among vulnerable populations in nursing homes.
Rep. Yaroch will voluntarily take 10 percent pay cut, and wants more resources dedicated to fixing state’s unemployment filing system
Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond today announced he will voluntarily take a 10 percent pay cut due to the state budget repercussions of COVID-19, while also asking for more resources to be dedicated to fixing the state’s broken unemployment filing system.
House approves Rep. Yaroch plan to protect lives of first responders during COVID-19 era
The Michigan House has overwhelmingly approved a plan by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, to help protect the lives of first responders who are at high risk of coming in contact with the coronavirus.
State Representative Jeff Yaroch was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2016. He represents the 33rd District, which includes the townships of Armada, Lenox, Ray and Richmond, the majority of Macomb Township, the cities of Richmond and Memphis, and the villages of New Haven and Armada.
Rep. Yaroch serves on the Appropriations Committee, to include its subcommittees on Judiciary, and Health and Human Services. He is chairman of the subcommittee on LARA/DIFS and vice-chair of the subcommittee on Transportation.
Rep. Yaroch received an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Macomb Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Baker College, as well as a law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He has also attended Harvard University’s JFK School of Government State and Local Official Program.
Prior to being sworn in as a state representative, Rep. Yaroch served as a firefighter/paramedic for 25 years with the Clinton Township Fire Department. He ended his fire service career at the rank of Battalion Chief. He is also a licensed attorney.
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Rep. Yaroch served on the Richmond City Council from November 1999 to December 2016.
A lifelong resident of Macomb County, Rep. Yaroch is married to Sara, also an attorney, and they have two daughters, Reagan and Madison.