Oakland House Democrats Sworn In to Serve in State House

Representatives pledge to put Oakland County families first in the Capitol
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LANSING – Members of the Michigan House Democratic caucus from Oakland County – including House Democratic Leader and 29th District Rep. Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills), new members Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) from the 27th District, Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) from the 35th District and Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) from the 37th District. Third-term member Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak) from the 26th House District was sworn in on Dec. 18, 2014.

“I’m proud to see the energy and enthusiasm the newly elected House Democrats will bring to the Capitol,” Greimel said. “Together, we are going to work hard and in a bipartisan fashion to ensure economic security for working families, better schools for our kids and greater opportunities for all Michiganders.”

“I’m privileged to represent the residents of the 27th District in Lansing,” Wittenberg said. “I look forward to meeting with constituents in the coming months and listening to them about how I can best serve their needs. I will always fight for their values and priorities at the Capitol.”

Joining Wittenberg at his swearing in were his parents, Mollie and Howard Wittenberg; and his girlfriend, Kimberly Palter; and his campaign manager, Ian Edwards.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to be the voice for people of the 35th District, and I take this duty seriously,” said Moss, who will also serve as an assistant Democratic floor leader. “Whether the Legislature is discussing the state budget, better schools and roads or tax relief for working families, constituents should know that I will always make them my priority in the state House.”

Joining Moss at his swearing in were his parents, Elayne and Barry Moss; his sister, Hilary Moss; and his aunt, Sharon Moss.

“I’m thankful to the people of Farmington and Farmington Hills for the opportunity to serve them in Lansing, and I’m ready to get to work on their behalf,” Greig said. “The people of the 37th House District should know that I am always available to them, whether they have an idea to improve Michigan, have questions about pending legislation or need help resolving a matter with our state government.”

Greig was joined at her swearing in by her husband, Bob Greig, and their three sons: Alex, Andy and Bill.

“I’m grateful the people of Royal Oak and Madison Heights returned me to Lansing to continue advocating for them,” Townsend said. “In the months ahead, as we seek ways to fix our roads and improve our schools, I will always put the hardworking families, seniors and students of Michigan first.”