LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter J. Lucido did not miss one day of Senate session in 2019 and cast a vote for all 370 recorded roll call votes taken last year.
“It is my honor to serve the citizens of the 8th state Senate District,” said Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “I take this job very seriously and come to work each and every day eager to fight for them and their interests and to make Macomb County the best place to live and work.
“I am proud of what we were able to accomplish together last year, including passing some historic new laws, like landmark auto insurance reforms, the bipartisan Raise the Age package, and civil asset forfeiture reform.
“You can rest assured that 2020 will be another productive year for me and the Legislature, and I am looking forward to the hard work that is ahead.”
Lucido was recently named the 2019 state senator of the year by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), a Lansing-based newsletter covering the state Capitol and government. He was chosen for his effectiveness, impact, and a high level of activity.
Of the more than 80 bills the senator sponsored last year, nine were signed into law and 20 advanced from committee. Additionally, 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.
According to MichiganVotes.org, a service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, state legislators set a record in 2019 for the fewest number of missed votes at 768 combined.