First-term lawmaker will serve as vice chair
State Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, was appointed today by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.
The committee handles issues relating to local community governments. These include topics such as zoning, local unit authority, local government finances, and public safety and planning issues.
“I’m confident my background as a Livingston County commissioner and county sheriff will help me assist Michigan communities as I work to fight for practical policies addressing public safety and related issues,” Bezotte said. “I want to extend gratitude toward Speaker Wentworth for thinking of me and giving me this opportunity.”
Bezotte, serving his first term as state representative for the 47th District, will also be serving on the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security, Communications and Technology, and Insurance committees.
State Rep. Bob Bezotte today voiced support for the House Oversight Committee’s questioning of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Secretary Benson has come under scrutiny recently for her decision to permanently end walk-in services at branch offices.
Rep. Bezotte, a former Livingston County Sheriff, speaks at a Thursday Capitol press conference on plans to invest more than $80 million providing supports for law enforcement and improving public safety. Rep. Bezotte says the law enforcement profession is struggling to recruit qualified applicants.
Rep. Bob Bezotte, former Livingston County sheriff, today participated in a news conference with legislators and police officers to announce a “Stronger Support for Safer Communities” plan to support law enforcement and provide resources to help strengthen relationships between officers and the communities they serve.