Sen. Pavlov sworn in as senator for 25th District

LANSING — State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, took part in today’s swearing-in at the state Capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administering the oath of office.

“My colleagues and I have important work ahead of us,” Pavlov said. “The communities in my district and our entire state are great places to live, and I’m ready to continue the hard work of getting Michigan back on the right track.”

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville welcomed the new group of legislators. The Michigan Senate is comprised of 26 Republicans and 12 Democrats. State senators are elected to serve a four-year term.

“I’m proud to have Senator Pavlov as a colleague in the Senate,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “He brings experience and a tremendous work ethic to the job, and I look forward to working with him in the coming legislative session.”

Pavlov will serve as assistant majority floor leader of the Senate, chair the Senate Education Committee and serve as vice chair of the Senate Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee. The lawmaker will also serve as a member on the Senate Regulatory Reform and Senate Transportation committees.

“The quality of education in our state is important to all of us, whether we’re students, parents, neighbors or employers,” said Pavlov. “I look forward to chairing this vital committee and working to ensure that every Michigan child has the education needed to succeed.”

While in the state House, Pavlov served on the House Education Committee, and was vice chair of the House Great Lakes and the Environment Committee.

Pavlov will represent the 25th Senate District, which includes Lapeer and St. Clair counties.