(AREA) -- State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) was sworn in Wednesday, January 9 to his third and final term representing Huron and Tuscola counties in the Michigan House of Representatives. The lawmaker, along with the other 109 members of the Michigan House, took the oath of office during a ceremony at the state Capitol marking the beginning of the 97th Legislature. Brown took the oath of office on his maternal grandmother's Bible. At a similar ceremony in his district, Brown took the oath on his paternal grandmother's Bible.
"I'm grateful to my friends, family and supporters who helped me get back to representing the 84th District," Brown said. "I'm eager to pick up where I left off working for residents of the Thumb."
As a former school administrator, education is a priority for Brown. He has pledged to restore the state's focus on our children's future and fully fund Michigan schools. Brown also will fight to protect seniors, restore fairness to the state's tax code and work to create new and better jobs.
PICTURED: State Representative Terry Brown is joined by his wife, Carol Brown; mother, Doris Brown; brother Thomas Brown; and staff members Justin Alexander and Melissa Weipert at the swearing-in ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the state Capitol.