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Lightner says it was 'awesome' to meet with Farm Bureau members at legislative event


By Tabitha Peterson | Mar 10, 2020

State Rep. Sarah Lightner (R-Springport) at her swearing in ceremony in 2018. | Michigan House Republicans

State Rep. Sarah Lightner (R-Springport) attended the Michigan Farm Bureau Legislative Seminar in Lansing last month. 

"It was awesome to see and talk with our local farmers at this week’s Farm Bureau legislative event in Lansing," she wrote in a Feb. 28 Facebook post.

The state Farm Bureau's Legislative Seminar allows members to learn about legislative and regulatory issues in the state. Lawmakers and other government officials attended a reception with members to discuss agricultural issues, the organization posted on its website.

Lightner also recognized Pat Henne on her Facebook page on Feb. 26. Henne recently retired from the Springport FFA. She wrote that ag teachers and advisers "have an incredible effect on the lives of our kids in FFA."

Lightner was first elected to serve in the 65th District in November 2018. Lightner attended Springport High School and Lansing Community College and started her career as a paralegal in criminal defense and family law. Lightner also owns a small crop farm and a custom bailing hay and wrapping operation.

Lightner was a county commissioner in Jackson and is currently serving on the House Appropriations Committee as well as several other committees that she is active in. Lightner lives with her husband and two sons.

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