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Driskell Takes Oath of Office, Vows to Fight for Education Reform in Michigan

The former Saline mayor represents the 52nd House District in Washtenaw County.

State Rep. Gretchen Driskell, D-Saline, was officially sworn in for her first term as representative for the 52nd District in the Michigan House of Representatives during a ceremony in the House Chamber on Wednesday.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of my district," Driskell said. "The voters told me that education is their top priority, and I will focus on improving our state's education funding and ensuring that our children have the tools they need to succeed." 

Driskell represents northern and western Washtenaw County, including Saline, Manchester, Dexter, Chelsea, Scio Township and Whitmore Lake. 

House Assistant Clerk Rich Brown swore in the 110 members of the Michigan House in their oath of office in the constitutionally mandated event that kicked off the 2013-2014 legislative session.

"It has been a privilege to serve as the mayor of Saline for the past 14 years, and I am excited to be able to apply my experience to address my district's concerns," Driskell said.

Driskell's three children, Ryan, Matt, and Marielle, joined her for the ceremony.

Residents with issues or concerns related to state government can contact Driskell at 517-373-0828, or by email at gretchendriskell@house.mi.gov.

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