Snyder to take oath on Capitol steps
Lansing — Gov. Rick Snyder plans to take his oath of office for a second term at noon on New Year’s Day on the steps of the state Capitol.
A committee planning Snyder’s second inauguration announced details Thursday of the festivities planned Jan. 1 in Lansing.
The inauguration ceremony will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley sworn into office, followed by oaths of office for Attorney General Bill Schuette, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, members of the Michigan Supreme Court, the state Board of Education and university governing boards.
After the inauguration ceremony, Snyder will hold a receiving line about 1:30 p.m. to greet attendees, likely inside the Capitol, according to organizers.
An evening gala is planned at Lansing Center. Tickets for the gala will cost $150 and go on sale Dec. 5 on the inauguration’s website, michiganinauguration2015.com.
Linda Gobler, president and CEO of the Michigan Grocers Association, is chairing Snyder’s inauguration committee this year, as she did in 2010, when Snyder was first elected.
The inauguration festivities will be paid for by private donations and ticket sales for the gala, according to organizers.
Snyder was re-elected Nov. 4 after defeating former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, 51 percent to 47 percent.
The theme of Snyder’s second inauguration is “Michigan: Relentless, Resilient, Reinvented,” according to the committee.