Lucido named 2019 state senator of the year

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter J. Lucido was recently named the 2019 state senator of the year by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), which is a Lansing-based newsletter covering the state Capitol and government.

Lucido was chosen based on a set of criteria, including effectiveness, impact, and a high level of activity.

“I am appreciative of this recognition,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “The residents of the 8th Senate District sent me to Lansing to do a job, and that has been and will always be my focus – serving them and looking out for their interests. We got a lot done in 2019, and I am eager to get back to work and look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2020.”

In announcing his selection, MIRS noted that the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, which Lucido serves as chairman, approved nearly one quarter of all of the 178 bills that were signed into law in 2019. The publication also highlighted legislation he sponsored, including the Raise the Age plan and civil asset forfeiture reform, which are now law.

Residents may listen to the MIRS podcast in which the announcement was made here: