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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointment to Employment Relations Commission

Friday, May 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Bob LaBrant, of Perry, to the Michigan Employment Relations Commission.

The three-member commission is responsible for resolving labor disputes involving public and private-sector employees. No more than two members may belong to the same political party.

"Bob has been a great commissioner and will continue to be an asset in encouraging a spirit of fairness and cooperation between labor and management," Snyder said.

LaBrant served as senior counsel at Sterling Corp. following his retirement as the senior vice president, political affairs and general counsel at the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He was an adjunct faculty member at Lansing Community College and the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. LaBrant served as chair of the Michigan Political Leadership Program Advisory Council at Michigan State University. He was also president of the Michigan Political History Society and served as a Captain in the United States Army. LaBrant earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, a graduate certificate from American University, and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

LaBrant, a Republican, will serve a three-year term expiring June 30, 2018. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.