State Rep. Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) is leaving the Legislature, as he won his election Tuesday to be the next mayor of Flint, defeating incumbent Karen Weaver. On Thursday, the state House honored his service.
Representatives passed House Resolution 200, sponsored by state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering), a tribute to Neeley’s five years in the chamber. He also served as chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus.
“A lifelong resident of Flint, Representative Neeley brought to Lansing a wealth of experience,” the resolution read. “… As a member of this legislative body, Representative Neeley has worked tirelessly to further the issues important to his community: public safety, public education, economic opportunity, safe drinking water, and criminal justice reform.”