SOURCE: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

May 04, 2010 00:01 ET

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan: Hemophilia Foundation Names Legislators of the Year

YPSILANTI, MI--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -  The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan (HFM) has named its Michigan Legislators of the Year. The annual awards, which recognize excellence in legislative policy making affecting the bleeding disorders community, were announced at HFM's annual consumer conference, SpringFest, at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth on April 24, 2010. Recipients of the awards are Michigan Representative Dan Scripps, and Michigan Senator Jason Allen.

Presenting the legislative awards, HFM Executive Director, Ivan Harner, noted, "We are fortunate to have legislators like Representative Dan Scripps and Senator Allen Jason serving in Lansing. We recognize them today for their diligence in supporting policies which affect the bleeding disorders community in Michigan."

Elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2008, Dan Scripps serves as Associate Speaker Pro Tempore for the 95th Legislature. He serves as chairman of the Banking and Financial Services committee, and also serves on the Energy and Technology, Ethics and Elections, Great Lakes and Environment and Public Employee Health Care Reform committees. A leader on children's issues, Representative Scripps chairs the legislative Children's Caucus, a bi-partisan group of elected officials from both the House and Senate that works to promote issues relating to children and families. He founded and co-chairs the School Equity Caucus, working to address the unfairness of Michigan's school funding.

Representative Scripps resides in Leland.

Jason Allen was re-elected to Michigan's 37th State Senate District in November 2006, representing Grand Traverse, Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Chippewa and Mackinac counties. Senator Allen is chairman of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee and the Senior Citizens and Veterans Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Economic Development & Regulatory Reform, Health Policy; and Local, Urban and State Affairs committees. He is a member of the Legislative Council, and he serves as the Senate majority whip.

Senator Allen resides in Traverse City.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
    1921 West Michigan Avenue
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Phone: 734-544-0015 FAX 734-544-0095
    Website: www.hfmich.org

    Ivan C. Harner
    Executive Director
    734-544-0015 ext. 26
    harner@hfmich.org