State Sen. Mark C. Jansen participated in a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the state capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. administering the oath of office. Jansen was joined on the senate floor by his wife LeAnne and several family members. Michigan senators were sworn in on the first session day of the 96th Legislature. “It was a joy to have my family with me today as we kick off the new senate session,” said Jansen, R-Gaines Township. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville greeted the new group of legislators. The Senate of the 96th Michigan Legislature is comprised of 26 Republicans and 12 Democrats. State senators are elected to serve a four-year term. “I am honored to welcome such a distinguished new set of dedicated public servants to the Michigan senate,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “Our state continues to face many challenges. I look forward to working together to turn Michigan around for the good of all our residents.”
State Senator Mark Jansen
Veteran’s Day, November 11, will be recognized with a brief flag-raising ceremony with coffee and donuts at Lakes Elementary School from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and an evening service at Memorial Park in Belmont, at the intersection of Belmont Road and Jupiter Avenue at 7 p.m. According to organizer and township trustee Charles Weldon, the evening service will include a 21-gun salute, music by the choral students of Assumption Church, a benediction by the youth pastor of Belmont Baptist Church, who is also a Marine who has seen several tours of duty in Iraq, a speech by State Senator Mark Jansen and other speakers. The Comstock Park Color Guard will provide the military 21-gun salute, members of the Saladin Shrine will be present as will at least two Boy Scout groups. “We have a pretty good lineup,” Weldon said. The event will be held rain or shine and is a well-attended, moving ceremony.