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Newly elected House Speaker from mid-Michigan

Posted at 9:13 AM, Nov 11, 2016

The next Speaker of the State House is from mid-Michigan.

Republican Tom Leonard of DeWitt was chosen by his fellow representatives on Thursday.

Leonard is just finishing his second term in the house. The 35-year-old chairs the Insurance Committee. He was an Assistant State Attorney General and a Prosecutor in Genesee County before elected in 2012.

Current speaker Kevin Cotter is term-limited.