Rep. Filler to chair influential House Judiciary Committee

State Rep. Graham Filler today was appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Filler, of DeWitt, said he is honored to play a leading role in the effort to improve Michigan’s criminal justice system. “I’m looking forward to delving deep into this issue,” said Filler, who previously served…

Rep. Filler introduces plan to ban child marriage in Michigan

Bipartisan solution establishes 18 as minimum age of consent State Rep. Graham Filler has introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to ban child marriage in Michigan. Filler, a Republican from DeWitt, said Michigan law currently allows minors to be married if they have permission from a parent or guardian. The plan he introduced…

Rep. Filler announces opening of Lansing office, sets coffee hours schedule

State Rep. Graham Filler’s legislative office officially opened on Jan. 2 and is prepared to serve the people of Clinton and Gratiot counties. “The people in our communities deserve a government that works for them,” Rep. Filler said. “I am committed to having an office that is open, accessible, and responsive to the residents of…

Rep. Filler’s first bill demands government transparency

State Rep. Graham Filler, alongside a bipartisan group of Michigan House colleagues, today introduced a comprehensive plan to increase the transparency of state government. “Michigan is one of the few states in this country that gives a free pass on FOIA to its most prominent officeholders—namely, the governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature. It’s time…