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Snyder makes appointment to Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of David Long, of Grand Rapids, to the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

The 21-member commission advances the full and equal participation of Asian Pacific Americans in Michigan.

“I thank David for his willingness to serve on this important commission,” Snyder said.

Long is a research assistant with Geers Law, where he specializes in pro bono cases through legal aid. He completed an externship with Cooley Public Sector Clinic and was a legal intern with McShane & Bowie P.L.C. He has prior work experience with Countrywide Financial, the Grand Rapids Press and Old Kent Bank. Long is active in his community and is involved with the West Michigan Asian American Association, the Asian Professional Organization, Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust, the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Kids Food Basket and is a former volunteer for Spectrum Hospital. Long has a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Davenport University and earned a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He replaces Ehsan Taqbeem.

Long will serve a four-year term expiring Nov. 30, 2017, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.