Taking the oath: U.P. legislators sworn in at state Capitol

State Rep. Cambensy, D-Marquette, takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the swearing-in ceremony for the official opening of the 100th Legislature of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 9, 2019. Pictured with Cambensy are her staff members Mary Wardell, second from left, and Elizabeth Trombley. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan House of Representatives)

By Journal Staff

LANSING — Recently elected state legislators took the oath of office Wednesday during an official swearing-in ceremony at the Michigan Capitol building, including Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, and Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan.

Cambensy was sworn in as representative for the 109th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. Her district covers all or parts of Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft and Luce counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The swearing-in ceremony marked the formal opening of Michigan’s 100th Legislature.

“I am extraordinarily grateful that the people of the Upper Peninsula have placed their trust in me to be their voice in Lansing,” Cambensy said in a press release. “No matter how far our families may be from the Capitol, we all want to see more job opportunities for Michigan workers, lower auto insurance rates and improved access to health care. I’m ready to continue the work I started last term to create a better quality of life for families of the U.P. and all Michiganders.”

State Sen. Ed McBroom was formally sworn in as senator of the 38th district on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Pictured with McBroom are members of his family, friends and Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman, who administered the oath of office. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Senate)

McBroom was formally sworn in as senator of the 38th Senate District by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman.

The district consists of the western U.P. counties of Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Iron, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Delta, Alger and Schoolcraft.

McBroom was joined in the Senate chamber by his wife, Sarah; children Helen, Eddie, Etta, Kenny Jack and Edee; sister-in-law Susan McBroom and her children Melody, Carl, Britta, Royal, Odell, Orianna, Magnus and Selah; brother Frank and his wife, Chrissy; brother-in-law Andy Larsen, his wife, Beth, and their son Christian; friends Kern Slucter and Sam and Annette Johnson; and U.P. Judges Christopher Ninomiya and Perry Lund.

“I am honored to serve the Upper Peninsula in the state Senate, and am humbled by the trust U.P. residents have placed in me to represent them at the Capitol,” McBroom said in a press release. “I am excited to get to work and to seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges that lay ahead as we strive to improve the lives of U.P. families. I look forward to what we will accomplish together over the next four years.”

McBroom’s office is in the Senate’s Binsfeld Office Building, Suite 7200, located at 201 Townsend St. in Lansing. Residents may contact the senator by phone toll-free at 866-305-2038, via email at SenEMcBroom@senate.michigan.gov, and by U.S. mail at Sen. Ed McBroom, P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909.

More information about the senator will be available at his forthcoming website at www.SenatorEdMcBroom.com.

Cambensy’s office is located at S-1488 House Office Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48909. She can be contacted via email at saracambensy@house.mi.gov, and by phone at 517-373-0498 or toll-free at 888-429-1377.