Later today, newly elected members of the Michigan House of Representatives will be sworn into office.
One of those rookie members is a 23-year old waitress named Andrea LaFontaine who after narrowly winning the GOP primary in August went on to defeat Democratic incumbent Jennifer Haase in November and will now represent Michigan’s 32nd District which comprises part of Macomb and St. Clair counties in the eastern part of the state. LaFontaine was part of a Republican resurgence that helped the GOP regain the Michigan House.
The Detroit News did a very nice profile on LaFontaine. They interviewed her during her shift at Ken’s Country Kitchen in Richmond, Michigan. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders and has no illusions that the work before her is going to be easy. LaFontaine said,”What’s going through my mind right now is how I have two years to make a difference and if I don’t do it then I don’t deserve to have this job again in two years.”
Well, that’s a refreshing attitude. With that sentiment in mind, let’s wish Andrea LaFontaine good luck.