house Resolution No.359

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Eric Leutheuser.

Whereas, It is with great honor that we thank Eric Leutheuser for six industrious years with the Michigan Legislature, where he proudly represented the residents of the Fifty-eighth District; and

Whereas, A lifelong resident of Hillsdale County, Representative Leutheuser received his bachelor's degree in political economy from Hillsdale College. He spent time as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C., but as a senior in college decided he would return to his hometown. Representative Leutheuser spent more than 30 years working for and managing the family business, Leutheuser Buick GMC. His experiences prior to coming to Lansing helped shape some of the policies he would later pursue as a representative; and

Whereas, First elected to the House of Representatives in 2014, Eric Leutheuser served on several committees, including as chair of Commerce and Trade and vice chair of Elections and Financial Liability Reform. He also served as a member of the Communications and Technology, Regulatory Reform, Tax Policy, Ways and Means, and Workforce and Talent Development committees; and

Whereas, Over the past six years, he has pursued legislation to enhance economic development in the state and ensure continued recovery of Michigan's economy. Several bills introduced by Representative Leutheuser became public acts, including legislation affecting neighborhood enterprise zones, sales tax exemptions, fire and police retirement benefits, and vehicle dealer and repair facilities; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Eric Leutheuser for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative Leutheuser as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.