House Democratic Caucus Retains Rep. Greimel as Leader

House Dems to continue working for tax relief, better schools, more jobs
Thursday, November 6, 2014

LANSING – The Michigan House Democratic Caucus chose to keep Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) as the House Democratic Leader for the 2015-2016 session. Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) will serve as Democratic Floor Leader.

“The task of standing up for Michigan’s hardworking families, its seniors and students goes on,” Greimel said. “Michiganders still need a strong voice in the Capitol, and the House Democrats pledge to speak loudly on their behalf. Whether it’s tax relief for working, middle-class families, repealing the tax on senior retirement or restoring critical funding for our schools, the House Democrats will be with the people of Michigan every step of the way, fighting for a better tomorrow.”

Greimel joined the Legislature during a special election in 2012 and was elected the House Democratic Leader later that year. An attorney who practiced in the areas of labor, employment and civil rights, Greimel previously served as a member and president of the Rochester Board of Education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Singh, elected to the state House in 2012, served as the mayor of East Lansing and spent 10 years as an East Lansing City Council member, where he helped strengthen ties between the city and Michigan State University and worked on regional cooperation and economic development. He has also served as the president and CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association and worked on the New Economy Initiative. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Michigan State University.

“The House Democrats are ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work,” Singh said. “At a time when families are still seeking good-paying jobs in a sluggish recovery, seniors are struggling to make ends meet under the new retirement tax and Michigan kids are sent to underfunded schools, we have no time to rest. We’re eager to go to work for the people of Michigan.”