Nofs was accompanied on the Senate floor by his mother Terry Nofs, sister Melodie Jenner, and nephew and godson Ryan Jenner.
"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the good people of the 19th District and am humbled by the task before me," said Nofs, R-Battle Creek. "The hardworking residents in Calhoun and Jackson counties have been without Senate representation for nearly a year, despite an economy that continues to struggle. I am eager to go to work for them. I will fight every day to help improve Michigan’s jobs climate and put our residents back to work."
Nofs was chosen by voters in a special election on Nov. 3 to fill the 19th District Senate seat that was vacated last January.
Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop greeted the newest member of the Republican caucus.
"It is my great pleasure to welcome Sen. Mike Nofs to the Michigan Senate," said Bishop, R-Rochester. "He joins a Republican caucus that is united in its effort to move Michigan forward responsibly, by reforming government and respecting taxpayers. Sen. Nofs recognizes the challenges his constituents face every day, and has the knowledge and experience to help lead them and our state through these difficult economic times. I look forward to working with such a dedicated public servant."
Editor’s note: A photograph of Nofs at the Michigan Senate swearing-in is available on the Senate Majority Photowire, located at: www.SenatorMikeNofs.com.