Republican Rep. Dan Lauwers, newbie By Michigan Radio Newsroom • Feb 7, 2013 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, taking the ceremonial oath of office as a state representative in the Michigan House. Listen Listening... / 4:09 The original interview aired on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. In this interview, Michigan Radio's Jenn White speaks with freshman Republican Rep. Dan Lauwers about being the "newbie" in Lansing. White spoke with freshman Democratic Rep. Theresa Abed last week. View the discussion thread.