State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, took part in all 640 roll call votes during the 2021 legislative session as he continues to serve as a voice for those across the western U.P.
“It is vitally important to make sure those in the western U.P. are heard in Lansing when it comes to issues and plans that will impact their lives and livelihoods,” Markkanen said. “I will continue to stand by this principle in the coming year.
“I especially would like to thank the many people and experts across various fields throughout the U.P. who I have talked with about legislation and priorities over the past year. These discussions allow for robust representation. They help shape our voice in Lansing and ultimately make that voice loud and clear.”
Markkanen was first elected to the Michigan House in November 2018. He represents the 110th District, which includes Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming townships in Marquette County.
Markkanen serves as vice chairman of the House Energy Committee and House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee. He also serves on the House Education Committee and House Workforce, Trade and Talent Committee.
Markkanen, who travels nearly 500 miles in each direction to cast votes for his constituents in Lansing, was one of only 35 House members who finished the year with a perfect voting record.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen on Tuesday joined colleagues in the Michigan House to overwhelmingly advance measures that improve the child welfare system, promote adoption and shore up areas where the adoption and foster care system is falling short.
State Rep. Greg Markkanen recently voted to advance a budget proposal paving the way for needed tax relief for people throughout the U.P. while committing resources to schools, roads, workforce development and other crucial services.
Rep. Markkanen says as the House version of the state’s 2023 Fiscal Year budget heads to the Michigan Senate, he is pleased to see a focus on paying down the state’s long term debt, as well as on tax relief.