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MADAME (CO)PRESIDENT

December 18, 2018

 

Incoming Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, western Oakland County and western Wayne County), who will be representing the 11th Congressional District now that Rep. David Trott is retiring, was elected co-president of the incoming freshman congressional class, along with Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas). Stevens said there are no official responsibilities that come with the role – but don’t think it’s just a Miss Hospitality honor. “We are using it to empower classmates and bring people together, particularly on opportunities to learn from one another and outside experts. We also plan to promote opportunities for bi-partisanship among the freshman class,” she wrote in an email. “I’ve already been drilling down with new members from both sides of the aisle from midwestern states.” While there aren’t specific responsibilities, Stevens said, “Colin and I are seen as part of the six leadership roles as part of the freshman class, and have met and spoken with Democratic leadership several times on caucus meetings and goals for the freshman class. We are joining the chorus around the reform package that is expected as part of the first bill.” Quite the feather in her cap.

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