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Schuette Names Two More AppointmentsContact:
John Sellek or Joy Yearout 517-373-8060
January 10, 2011
LANSING - Attorney
General Bill Schuette continued to announce key leaders in his new
administration, today naming Senator Alan Cropsey (R-DeWitt) as his new
Legislative Director, and re-naming John Sellek to be Communications Director.
"Because of all the challenges Michigan faces, there is no room for
inexperience," said Schuette. "These two outstanding individuals ensure that
the AG's Office hits the ground running."
Senator Alan Cropsey has a long and distinguished career in the Michigan
legislature, where he has lead efforts to fight crime, protect victims and
strengthen the state's judicial system. Cropsey was elected to the State Senate
in 2002, after having first served there from 1983 to 1986. Previously, Alan
Cropsey served in the State House from 1979 to 1982 and again from 1993 to
1998. Cropsey was named Legislator of the Year in 2003 by the Michigan
Association of Drug Court Professionals; in 2004 by the Michigan Sheriffs
Association; in 2006 by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police; and in
2007 by the Michigan Probate Judges Association.
"Very few individuals have the depth and breadth that Alan Cropsey has," said
Schuette. "He will be instrumental in forwarding our aggressive agenda through
John Sellek is the current communications director for the Attorney General's
office and served previously as communications director for the House
Republicans. He has also served in the policy offices of the House Republicans
and Governor John Engler, and is a former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Michigan
Speaker of the House.
"John Sellek has a thorough knowledge of the Attorney General's office. Just as
importantly, he is known and respected throughout the Michigan press corps.
John is a great addition to our team," Schuette concluded.