Caswell sworn in as senator for 16th District
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
LANSING — State Sen. Bruce Caswell, R-Hillsdale, took part in Wednesday’s swearing-in at the state Capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administering the oath of office.
Caswell was joined on the Senate floor by his wife Beth, mother Eleanor, mother-in-law Beverly Caulkins, brother Mike, and his son Kevin.
“My colleagues and I are eager to roll up our sleeves and get to work reinventing Michigan,” Caswell said. “My top priorities are to cut spending, reduce red tape and help small businesses create jobs. We must turn around our state and get Michigan citizens back to work.”
Caswell will chair the Senate Appropriations subcommittee for the Department of Human Services and serve as vice chair of subcommittees on K-12, School Aid and Education; the Department of Community Health (DCH) and Retirement.
While in the state House, Caswell served as chairman of the Appropriations DCH subcommittee during his second term and as the minority vice chair for the DCH and School Aid subcommittees in his final term.
Caswell now represents the 16th Senate District, which includes Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee and St. Joseph counties.
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