**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 [email protected] and via phone at 517-373-2413.