Rep. VanderWall seeks input from residents

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites the people of Manistee County to attend his local coffee hours on Monday, April 3. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I’m looking forward to meeting with residents face-to-face, letting them know about the work I am doing…

Rep. VanderWall invites residents to coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites the people of Leelanau County to attend his local coffee hours on Monday, March 20. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “Receiving feedback and constituent opinions are a critical component of my approach to state government,” said VanderWall….

Rep. VanderWall a leader in expanding transparency

State Rep. Curt VanderWall voted today in favor of bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. VanderWall, of Ludington, was author of House bill 4150, one of the 11 House bills. The entire package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act…

VanderWall legislation honors deceased disabled veterans

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, would allow a widow or widower to keep their spouse’s disabled veteran license plate. Currently, only the disabled veteran is allowed to have a disabled veteran license plate. When the individual passes away, their spouse is required to return the plate to the Michigan Secretary of…

Rep. VanderWall kicks off March is Reading Month in area classrooms

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington will kick off March is Reading Month this week and is looking forward to reading “Harry the Dirty Dog,” by Gene Zion, at area elementary schools to help celebrate with students.  Rep. VanderWall starts the district-wide tour on March 3 in Manistee, reading at Jefferson Elementary School and then…

Rep. VanderWall supports more class choices for students with new bill

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington has submitted legislation to give parents and students added flexibility in their educational class choices. Currently, Michigan merit standards allow for one foreign language course requirement to be met by completing a career/technical education (CTE) or visual/performing arts course to graduate high school. Students graduating between 2016 and 2021…

Rep. VanderWall announces upcoming coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites the people of Manistee and Mason Counties to attend his local coffee hours. Coffee hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I encourage residents to come and meet with me if they have any questions or concerns regarding matters of…

Rep. VanderWall says increased skilled trades training opportunities are a must

State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, today issued the following statement after the release of Michigan House Republican 2017-18 Action Plan. The Action Plan is a blueprint for legislative priorities for the coming term. VanderWall stated that his top priority for his first term is to find ways to increase skilled trades training opportunities throughout…

Rep. VanderWall wants to hear from locals

State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, invites the people of Mason County to attend his local office hours. Office hours are a chance for people to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns for the state of Michigan. “Feedback from the people that I represent at the Capitol helps me know what is working and what’s…

VanderWall introduces legislation to increase government transparency

Legislator: It’s long overdue that we update our laws to hold elected officials accountable State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington today introduced legislation to make Michigan’s state government more transparent. His legislation, House Bill 4150, is part of a greater bill package to make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information…

Rep. VanderWall selected to serve on key House committees

State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, will serve as vice chair of the House Insurance Committee, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today. The Insurance Committee deliberates on various issues related to insurance, including private health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, and auto insurance, among other issue areas. VanderWall will also serve as Vice-Chair of the Tourism and…

Rep. VanderWall sworn in on House floor

State Rep. Curt VanderWall was today sworn in on the House floor by Chief Justice Stephen Markman. Rep. VanderWall was joined by his family, in back from left, son, Hunter, wife, Diane, daughter-in-law, Holly, and son Nick who was accompanied by his leader dog, Toby. The 99th Michigan Legislature began session today following the ceremonial…

Rep. VanderWall’s office open for business

State Rep. Curt VanderWall today announced his legislative office is now open to serve the people of Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee and Mason counties, along with the hiring of his office staff.  Rep. VanderWall’s office team consists of Jamie Callahan as his legislative director and Anthony Buffa as his legislative assistant. Callahan is a veteran staffer…