Hemophilia Foundation Names Senator Tonya Schuitmaker As One Of Michigan Legislators Of The Year
YPSILANTI, Mich., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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.
Presenting the legislative awards, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan Executive Director, Ivan Harner, noted, “Senator Tonya Schuitmaker recognizes the life long issues that individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders face every day. Every year, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan recognizes two legislators for their diligence in supporting policies which affect the bleeding disorders community in Michigan.”
Following her re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008, she was appointed by her Republican colleagues to serve as assistant minority floor leader.
Senator Schuitmaker also serves as a member on the vital Senate Appropriations, Energy & Technology, and Health Policy Committees.
Senator Schuitmaker lives in Lawton, Michigan and represents Senate district 20.
SOURCE Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan