Royal Oak Tribune

Republican­s continue majority in Michigan’s state House


LANSING » Republican­s will continue to hold the majority in Michigan’s state House following Tuesday’s election. The party holds the same 58-52 edge it did in 2019 and 2020, despite some expectatio­ns that the GOP would lose seats. Republican­s have secured House leadership for six consecutiv­e terms. With that advantage, Rep. Jason Wentworth from Clare will take over as House speaker in 2021. The current speaker, Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering, was unable to run for reelection due to term limits.

Wentworth told reporters Thursday at the state Capitol that he looks forward to working with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose relationsh­ip with Republican­s in the state legislatur­e has been strained since she took office two years ago.

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