**Photo Advisory** Schmidt sworn in as state senator for the 37th District

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt was sworn in for his second term as a state senator representing the 37th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office.

Following the swearing-in ceremony, the 100th Legislature convened for its first day of business.

“We have accomplished a great deal in the last four years, and I look forward to four more successful years,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “I will work to continue responsible budgeting, improving the state’s economic climate, and fighting for Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula are well-represented in legislative leadership this term. This means great things for my district.”

Schmidt was previously elected by his colleagues to be the assistant Senate majority leader. His office is now in the state Capitol building in room S-8. His office can be reached via email at SenWSchmidt@senate.michigan.gov and via phone at 517-373-2413.

Sen. Schmidt to host January coffee hours

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Wayne Schmidt will hold coffee hours with constituents throughout the 37th Senate District during the month of January.

The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.

For more information or to contact Schmidt, please visit SenatorWayneSchmidt.com or call 517-373-2413.

Schmidt’s January coffee hours are as follows:

Monday, Jan. 7

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Harbor Springs City Hall

160 Zoll St.

Harbor Springs


2 – 3 p.m.

Cafe Sante

1 Water St.

Boyne City


Saturday, Jan. 12

9 – 10 a.m.

Grand Traverse Pie Company

525 W. Front St.

Traverse City


Monday, Jan. 21

11 a.m. – noon

State Street Coffee Company

211 W. State St.



3 – 4 p.m.

Cup of the Day

406 Ashmun St.

Sault Ste. Marie