State Senators on Wednesday elected Sen. Vincent Gregory (D-Southfield) as Senate Associate President Pro Tempore.
Gregory was nominated by Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer, seconded by Republican Senator Goeff Hansen, and elected unanimously by the full Senate.
“Senator Gregory is a proven leader in both his current and previous professions, and through his time in the Marine Corps, in the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and in local and state government, he has dedicated his life to public service and serving and protecting the people,” Whitmer said. “He is always collegial in his demeanor, judicious in his decision-making and ardent in his advocacy, and will serve this body well in this position.”
In his new post, Gregory will serve as a formal officer of the Senate to support the Lieutenant Governor and the President Pro Tempore and will occasionally preside over the Senate.
“It is an honor to be elected by my peers to this important position in the Senate,” Gregory said. “I have tremendous respect for this body, my fellow Senators and the work that we do, and I appreciate the opportunity to have a role in shaping and upholding our proceedings."
Source: Press release from the office of State Senator Vincent Gregory.