State Rep. Jim Runestad was named vice chair of the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors. In addition he will serve on three additional House committees for the 2015-2016 term.
Runestad was also named to the House Committees on Local Government, Insurance and Judiciary.
“As a foster parent myself I am eager to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors. I know firsthand the struggles that children in the system can go through and I am dedicated to make sure all those without a voice are heard,” said Runestad, R-White Lake Township. “All four committees are important for Michigan residents and I am committed to working with my colleagues to create a better future for all Michigan residents”
House committees review all legislation that affects their issue area and make recommendations as to whether the full House should take up the bills. Committee chairs decide when bills are heard, run the committee meetings and organize informational hearings to help lawmakers and the public understand important issues.