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Arlan Meekhof to lead Republicans in Michigan Senate

Sen. Arlan Meekhof, Michigan's next Senate Majority Leader.
Jake Neher
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Sen. Arlan Meekhof, Michigan's next Senate Majority Leader.

Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, will be the new state Senate majority leader in 2015.

Republican senators chose Meekhof to replace term-limited Sen. Randy Richardville to lead their caucus.

Republicans will likely add one seat to their 26-12 majority in the Senate next year, although Democrats are considering a recount in one race.

Sen. Jim Ananich, the next Minority Leader in Michigan's Senate.
Credit Jake Neher / MPRN
Sen. Jim Ananich, the next Minority Leader in Michigan's Senate.

Senate Democrats selected Sen. Jim Ananich of Flint as the next state Senate minority leader. He will replace term-limited Sen. Gretchen Whitmer.

Republican state Representatives will choose a new state House Speaker this afternoon.