Reames named state legislative policy director

Adam Reames is the new Michigan Department of State’s legislative policy director as of January 6.

Reames has been the assistant secretary of the Michigan Senate for more than 10 years, where he oversaw legislative procedures, training for new members and daily operations of the nonpartisan staff.

Prior to that work, he held several policy and lobbying positions with organizations including Dykema Gossett, the Michigan House of Representatives, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Reames has a law degree from Wayne State University, a Master of Public Policy degree from Claremont Graduate University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied political science.

Reames succeeds Jonathan Brater as the department’s legislative policy director. Brater took over as director of the Michigan Bureau of Elections on Jan. 2.