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Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring Joe Young Jr.

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, June 21st through Monday, June 25th in honor of former state Senator Joe Young Jr.

According to the office of the governor:
Former state Sen. Young represented Detroit and its nearby suburbs in the Michigan House and Senate for more than 20 years. He and his father, Joe Young Sr., both served in the House from 1983-1992, making Michigan history as the first black father and son to serve in the Michigan Legislature simultaneously. Before he was elected, Young served as the administrative staff assistant to former House Speaker William Ryan and as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee.

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