Tyler begins second term in House

Published 7:28 pm Thursday, January 13, 2011

State Rep. Sharon Tyler, R-Niles, takes the oath of office Wednesday. (Photo submitted)

State Rep. Sharon Tyler took the oath of office Wednesday as she was sworn in at the capitol for her second term in the House. The event marked the first session day of Michigan’s 96th Legislature.

“Republican lawmakers are focused on fixing the economy from day one,” said Tyler, R-Niles. “Solving the big problems Michigan faces starts with reforming taxes, and reducing regulations and spending that interferes with job creation.”

Tyler will serve the 2011-2012 term as vice chair of the Commerce Committee; Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee; Redistricting and Elections Committee; and Agriculture Committee.

“I’m thrilled to get the Commerce Committee assignment,” Tyler said. “The Commerce Committee will be the driving force for economic changes Michigan desperately needs. As we work to make this state a better place to do business, my background in economic development will allow me to help connect House leadership with the community leaders who work hard every day to retain and attract jobs to Michigan.

Tyler is also pleased with the Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee placement. Tyler’s son currently serves as a reserve Naval corpsman assigned to a Marine infantry unit that has received orders to go to Afghanistan in the fall.

“This is an area that is near and dear to my heart,” Tyler said. “Protecting our soldiers, honoring our veterans and securing our borders to ensure residents’ safety are issues that cannot be taken lightly. We’re talking about people’s lives and we must do our part to protect them.”

Tyler invited friends to join her at the capitol for Wednesday’s event as all 110 members of the Michigan House took the oath of office.

“I am determined to help rebuild Michigan and relieve the stress of many families that are currently struggling,” said Tyler. “I am constantly inspired by the hard working people of southwest Michigan and look forward to working with local residents in order to turn our state around.”

Tyler can be contacted at (888) 373-1796 or  sharontyler@house.mi.gov.