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Michael D. MacDonald
State Senator
Serving Macomb

Senator MacDonald swearing-in ceremony

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Senator Michael MacDonald was sworn in as senator for the 10th District on Wednesday, January 9, during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office.

MacDonald was joined on the Senate floor by his wife Lauranne, father Dan and mother Jan.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve the hardworking people of Macomb County in the state Senate,” MacDonald said. “My commitment to the people of the 10th District is to do my best to represent you, stand up for our commonsense values and focus on the issues that matter most to our state and our families. As we work to help attract new jobs and investment, I look forward to hearing from the people about their priorities.”

Senate committee assignments


It was announced on January 14 that Senator MacDonald will serve on the important Senate Appropriations Committee for the 100th Legislature.

“I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to pass a responsible state budget that helps improve our state and meets the needs of families in Macomb County and our state — while living within our means,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township.

In his role on the committee directing state spending, MacDonald will serve as vice-chair on the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs subcommittee and as a member on the subcommittees for Transportation, Universities and Community Colleges, and Community Health/Human Services.

In addition to being on the Appropriations Committee, MacDonald will also serve on the Senate Oversight Committee and the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee.

“Ensuring we effectively and wisely use taxpayer dollars is critical, and so is holding our government accountable for how they actually use our limited resources,” MacDonald said. “In that effort, I am proud to be also serving on the committees on Oversight and Health Policy and Human Services.”

A full list of Senate committees and their memberships is available at

District coffee hour


Senator MacDonald will conduct a district coffee hour in Macomb on Friday, Feb. 8.

Coffee hours are open to residents to express their opinions or concerns about state government or to request assistance with a state issue. No appointment is necessary.

The coffee hour will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, 18309 Hall Rd. in Macomb.

Residents who are unable to attend the coffee hour may contact MacDonald’s office toll-free at 1-866-303-0110 or via email at [email protected].

To respect other patrons of the restaurant, no town-hall style discussions will be entertained.

"Fatberg" discovered in Macomb County sewer


Discovering a six-feet-tall, 100-feet-long collection of grease, fat, and oils known as the “fatberg” in Macomb turned out to have a beneficial effect on the research community. The fatberg, or FOG, resulted from contents being mixed with solid items such as baby wipes and flushed down sewer pipes. It is the largest fatberg for Macomb County sewer workers in recent history.

Parts of the FOG were donated to Wayne State University for research and may make their way to the Michigan Science Center. This provides an opportunity to study the formation mechanisms of the FOG under a $80,000 grant provided by the National Science Foundation. Ultimately, potential risks of the FOG blockage will be identified to help inform the public on prevention methods.

Veteran saved by off-duty paramedic in Sterling Heights Kroger


John Coppins, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was making a trip to his local Kroger at 18 Mile and Dequindre Road, when he had a cardiac arrest. Luckily, an off-duty paramedic from Universal Macomb Ambulance Service (UMAS) was present. The paramedic, Darin Inda, administered CPR before the Sterling Heights Fire Department responded. After 40 minutes and 12 defibrillation attempts, Coppins’ heart began to beat. He became the 16th recipient of the Sterling Heights Fire Department Survivor Coin after the incident. Coppins and his family were able to personally thank the responders for their assistance during the emergency.

Michigan's 10th Senate District


The 10th District includes the city of Sterling Heights, Macomb Township and most of Clinton Township.

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Senator Michael D. MacDonald
4200 Connie Binsfeld Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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