house Resolution No.363

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

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Robert Wittenberg.

Whereas, It is a true pleasure to recognize the Honorable Robert Wittenberg as his time in the House of Representatives comes to an end. Representative Wittenberg has served his constituents in the Twenty-seventh District which includes Royal Oak Township and the cities of Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Pleasant Ridge and the people of our state with the utmost integrity; and

Whereas, Prior to his election to the House in 2014, Representative Wittenberg received a bachelor's degree in business management from Indiana University. While earning his degree, he became active in student government, serving as the Speaker of the House of the university's student association. After graduating, he worked as a life and health insurance agent; and

Whereas, During his six-year tenure, Representative Wittenberg has been an asset to the House of Representatives. During his first and second terms, he served as the minority vice chair of the Financial Liability Reform Committee. He was also a member of the Health Policy, Insurance, and Law and Justice committees. During his final term, he was appointed the minority vice chair of the Insurance Committee and served as a member of the Financial Services and Tax Policy committees. Representative Wittenberg's policy priorities included reducing gun violence and bringing tax relief and economic security to Michigan families. He was the founder and chair of the legislative Gun Violence Prevention Caucus and the Better Classroom Caucus; now, therefore, be it

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

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