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Matt Bach, Director of Media Relations
Michigan Municipal League
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John LaMacchia Joins Michigan Municipal League Legislative Team in Lansing

LANSING, Michigan (Jan. 23, 2013) —John LaMacchia, former chief of staff for former Senator John Gleason, is joining the Michigan Municipal League’s advocacy team. LaMacchia will join the League’s Capital Office staff and will lobby and provide policy development on transportation and infrastructure issues.

LaMacchia of Lansing has nearly a decade of experience in Lansing serving with Sen. Gleason for six years as chief of staff and previously working in the office of former Senator Bob Emerson. In those roles he’s developed, negotiated and secured passage of multiple public acts; managed staff; and tracked and analyzed legislative bills.

“John’s legislative and policy experience is impressive, and we’re excited to have him as part of our advocacy team,” said Samantha Harkins, director of state affairs for the League.
League CEO Dan Gilmartin added: “John is an excellent addition to our outstanding Lansing team and we look forward to having him fight on behalf of our members for support of road funding, mass transit and related issues.”

LaMacchia has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and is active in the Lansing community serving as a junior varsity basketball coach at Lansing Catholic High School for the last 10 years.

Michigan Municipal League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services.



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