Rep. Brad Paquette of Niles today was elected to a leadership role for the Michigan House of Representatives’ upcoming 2021-22 legislative session.
Paquette was elected by his House Republican colleagues, who will again hold the majority next session, as an Associate Speaker Pro-Tempore. He will help preside over House proceedings, moderate debate, make rulings on procedure and announce the results of votes.
“I am immensely grateful that my colleagues have lent me their trust to elevate me to a leadership position in the Michigan House of Representatives,” Paquette said. “I will seek to empower my constituents and shine a spotlight on the 78th District through this role at the Capitol.”
Paquette was first elected to the Michigan House in 2018 and was re-elected this week for another two-year term.
During the current 2019-20 term, Paquette – a former teacher – serves as vice chair of the House Education Committee. He also is a member of the Elections and Ethics Committee, Insurance Committee, and Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.
Rep. Paquette has sent a letter to Michigan hospitals expressing his concerns with “gender-affirming care” for minors after recent overseas studies revealed that gender reassignment surgeries could have devastating consequences for vulnerable children. “I strongly believe that open dialogue and evidence-based decision-making are essential for our democracy,” Paquette’s letter said. A recent systematic review of […]
Paquette’s Lansing office has moved to room S-886 of the House Office Building, which can be reached by mail at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48933, by phone at (517) 373-1793, or by email at [email protected].