Tonight’s speaker was Jim Tedder, recently elected Michigan House Representative.  He spoke to us about what it’s like to be a freshman legislator.  He showed us a sample schedule of his week, both for his days in his District and his Lansing days.   He serves on the Education Committee, the committee for Workforce and Talent Development, as well as committees for Communication and Technology and Health policy.  He gave us a lot of background, non-political information like the swearing in ceremony, how his seat location was determined and how he was assigned his parking spot. He described his special appointment to the Committee on Committees, one of 5 commissioners on the Midwest Higher Education Compact.   We learned a lot about things we don’t think much about, and we are very anxious to have him talk to us again in a few months as he becomes more familiar with his new position.