Rep. Runestad honors fallen Detroit police officer during ceremony

State Rep. Jim Runestad today honored fallen Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur during a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in the Capitol. Runestad, of White Lake, read Shukur’s name as part of the Sept. 11 Memorial Service conducted annually in the House since 2011. The ceremony memorializes first responders and members of the military who have…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Aug. 10

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Aug. 10. “I always look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing the policy issues that are important to our community,” Rep. Runestad…

Rep. Runestad to host internet safety event on Aug. 29

State Rep. Jim Runestad is partnering with the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s office to host an internet safety presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The presentation, titled ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Online,’ will feature information on how parents can connect, learn and engage with children on internet safety tools. “I look forward to…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on July 13

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, July 13. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of…

Rep. Runestad honors 50th anniversary of Michigan’s district court system

House Resolution 367 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Michigan District Court system passed the Michigan House. The resolution was offered by Rep. Jim Runestad, members of the House Judiciary Committee and House members of the state bar. The resolution states, “In its first 50 years, the Michigan District Court system has proven to be…

Runestad plan helps families look out for loved ones in nursing homes

Measure would allow installation of resident-approved cameras   State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, introduced legislation Tuesday allowing residents to approve the installation of cameras in their private nursing home rooms. Under the legislation a facility could not refuse to allow a family and the resident this option. “Families are looking for more ways to…

Rep. Runestad calls for resignation of 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan

State Rep. Jim Runestad, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, today called for 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan to resign amidst a pattern of improper conduct, leading to ongoing investigations and a federal lawsuit. Brennan has been under investigation through the Judicial Tenure Commission in the wake of an affair with a Michigan State…