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January 9, 2019
Progress Michigan Names Legislators of the Month for Last Months of 2018
Pagan, Camilleri and Hoadley showed leadership to end last session, set example for new session
LANSING — Today, Progress Michigan named the Legislators of the Month for October, November and December of 2018. Each legislator was named for a specific act that showed leadership but all stood up for average Michiganders and democracy to oppose the Republican legislature’s lame duck shenanigans.
Representative Kristy Pagan was named Legislator of the Month for October for her continued work supporting survivors of sexual assault. Representative Darrin Camillerri was named for defending American workers and calling on the state to end tax breaks for GM after the automaker announced layoffs. In December, Representative Jon Hoadley called out efforts to undermine democracy by changing powers for executive offices after Republicans lost the election and spent a lot of time visiting with people who came to lobby their elected officials so corporate lobbyists would not have a free run of the Capitol.
“Each of these committed elected officials deserve our praise for their work to build a Michigan that works for everyone and not just corporate special interests,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Voters sent a clear message last November that they want a legislature puts Michigan families first. These three representatives have served as an example of elected officials who meet that criteria and we look forward to working with them and others in this new session.”
The Legislator of the Month award is given to an elected official who demonstrates a commitment to a government of the people, by the people and for the people.