Bev Bodem honored for years of service to Senate

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Stamas applauded Bev Bodem for receiving a 15 Years of Service Award from the Michigan Senate on Wednesday.

“Bev Bodem has served Northern Michigan in the Legislature as a staff member or an elected official for over 30 years,” said Stamas, R-Midland. “I want to congratulate Bev for this well-deserved honor and thank her as she continues to provide outstanding service to the people of the 36th Senate District.

“Bev’s contribution to the region cannot be measured, and local families and communities have greatly benefited from her service. Her dedication and knowledge have been — and will continue to be — an invaluable part of representing the people of Northern Michigan.”

Bodem worked for the late Rep. John Pridnia before being elected in 1990 to the state House of Representatives, where she served four terms. Since 2003, she has served as a district representative for Sen. Tony Stamas, Sen. John Moolenaar and Sen. Jim Stamas.

Boden has served more than 20 years in the Senate but was honored for 15 years of service because she has worked part-time for most of her tenure in the Senate.

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Photo caption: Bev Bodem (center right) is honored by the Michigan Senate for 15 years of service at a ceremony after session on Wednesday. Helping celebrate Bodem’s service were (from left) Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint; Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland; and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake.