MITA-Backed Candidates Win House, Senate Leadership

Continuing on the recent general election success where MITA-PAC earned an impressive 69-3 record in those races in which it was involved, MITA continued its streak by supporting all four winners in this week’s legislative leadership races.

In leadership elections held this week, House Democrats elected Andy Dillon to become the state’s next Speaker of the House. On the Republican side, the caucus selected their current leader, Craig DeRoche, to serve as the minority leader. Both of these newly elected leaders were strongly supported by MITA.

In the Senate, Republican Mike Bishop was elected the state’s new Senate Majority Leader, replacing term-limited Ken Sikkema. MITA- PAC strongly supported both Bishop as well as the new Senate Minority Leader, Democrat Mark Schauer.

All four of these newly anointed leaders have shown a strong commitment to roads and infrastructure issues and will be key players in the upcoming term. Having supportive leaders in the Legislature is critical for the industry in getting legislative action on important proposals.

If you have any questions please contact Mike Nystrom, Vice President of Government and Public Relations at; or Keith Ledbetter, Director of Legislative Affairs at; or by calling the MITA office at (517) 347-8336.