Bay County lawmaker announces office is open and running
State Rep. Timmy Beson, of Bay City, this week was officially sworn in for his first term as a Michigan state representative.
Joining him during the ceremony were his wife, Lisa Beson, and children, Grace, Nick, and Aubrey Beson. The 101st Michigan Legislature met for session for the first time following the ceremony.
“It was an honor to officially be sworn in to serve the incredible 96th District and get to work,” Beson said. “I came to Lansing because of what my friends and neighbors said to me over the counter in my shop. It upset me to hear that so many people weren’t getting the representation they needed – and most importantly – deserved.”
Rep. Beson’s key staff include Robert Anderson, a Saginaw Valley State graduate who previously worked for former speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, and Stone Kelly, a Michigan State University graduate who previously worked as an intern in the Michigan House.
“Bob and Stone are as excited as I am to be here,” Beson said. “I’m honored to have them working by my side and know they will continue the hard work on behalf of all our families.”
Rep. Beson can be reached through phone at 517-373-0158 or by email at [email protected].
Rep. Beson says the pandemic unemployment benefit, which continues through September, has an unintended consequence of dividing people and argues government should incentivize individuals who have been working.
State Rep. Timothy Beson today voted with a majority of House legislators to repeal an unconstitutional law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to impose harsh restrictions on the people of Michigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Timothy Beson criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of legislation that would have helped local businesses across Michigan reopen, rebuild, and get back on their feet while emerging from restrictive COVID-19 measures.
Rep. Beson talks about House passage Wednesday of the Unlock Michigan citizens’ initiative repealing the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945 (EPGA), which the Governor used to issue restrictions unilaterally during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court ruled the EPGA unconstitutional in October 2020.