Sen. Meekhof given oath of office by Chief Justice Young

LANSING—State Sen. Arlan B. Meekhof, R-West Olive, was sworn in during a ceremony at the state Capitol with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administering the oath of office.

“I am honored to have been chosen by the people of the 30th District to serve as their state senator,” said Meekhof. “I am humbled by this occasion, and am eager to get to work on the many challenges that lie ahead.”

Meekhof will serve as majority floor leader in the Senate for the 96th legislature. He will also serve as a member of the Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes, and Regulatory Reform committees.

He was joined at the ceremony by his wife Barb Meekhof, son Adrian Meekhof, granddaughter Addyson Beidler, parents Sid and Jan Meekhof, sister Mari Anne Vogelaar, niece Abbey Vogelaar, and cousins Marilyn Driesenga and Betty Velthouse.