Rep. Wakeman welcomes community leader to the state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township welcomed Cynthia Pape, also of Saginaw Township, to the Capitol. Pape is the director of the READ Association of Saginaw County. Pictured from left to right is Rep. Rodney Wakeman, Cynthia Pape, and Johanna Wakeman. Wakeman represents parts of Saginaw County, which includes Birch Run, Frankenmuth,…

Rep. Lightner welcomes her local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lightner of Springport welcomed Pastor Matt Rohde to the state Capitol to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Rohde, also of Springport, is the lead pastor of Springport Bible Church. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.   ###

Reps. Afendoulis, Huizenga recognize Education Support Professional of the Year

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, and Mark Huizenga, of Walker, welcomed Rockford Public Schools bus driver Russ Clark to the House floor on Tuesday. Clark was awarded “Education Support Staff Professional of the Year” by the Michigan Department of Education. Pictured from left to right: Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, Rep. Mark…

Rep. Kahle welcomes World War II veteran from Lenawee County to state Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian and Sen. Dale Zorn today welcomed Lenawee County resident Frank Dick to the Capitol, presenting him with a legislative tribute commemorating his service during World War II. “Those who have served our great nation deserve our respect and recognition for their sacrifices,” Rep. Kahle said. “Frank’s incredible desire to…

Rep. Wakeman welcomes local reverend to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township welcomed Reverend James Krueger to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Krueger, also of Saginaw Township, is the lead reverend of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Joining them at the rostrum is Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Pam…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville welcomed Pastor Ryan Guenther to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Guenther is the lead pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Hartland. Joining them at the Rostrum is Speaker Pro Tempore of the House Jason Wentworth.   ###

Rep. Crawford hosts Michigan State Fair Scholarship winners at Capitol

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi welcomed the 2019 Michigan State Fair Scholarship winners from across the state to the Capitol on Thursday. The Michigan State Fair promotes positive achievements in rural and urban agriculture, business and industry. This year’s winners have accomplishments in a variety of categories, such as animal/livestock, home arts, agriculture and urban/rural…

Speaker Chatfield honors Art in the Legislature participant at the Capitol

Speaker of the House, Lee Chatfield (left) welcomed University of Michigan art student Riley Parrish (right) to the state Capitol today to thank her for participating in the 2019-2020 Art in the Legislature program. Riley’s art piece “Deterioration” will be on exhibit all year long in the Anderson House Office Building. Parrish is a 2017…

Rep. Schroeder invites Clarkston alumni to state Capitol

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township welcomed Sean Mueller to the state Capitol on Wednesday. The Clarkston High School alumni job-shadowed her during the day after expressing interest in learning more about the legislative process. Sean attended meetings in the lawmaker’s office, attended a lunch-and-learn with constituents and advocacy groups, and sat with Rep….

Rep. Kahle welcomes student as ‘Rep for a Day’

State Rep. Bronna Kahle welcomed Emily Rowan, a first-grade student at Lincoln Elementary School in Hudson to the state Capitol today. Emily was the winner of Rep. Kahle’s summer reading contest and was invited to serve alongside the representative as a ‘Rep for a Day’. Emily had the opportunity to attend two committee hearings, meet…

Winner of Rep. Wakeman’s summer reading contest becomes “Rep for a Day”

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Rodney Wakeman was joined on the House floor by the winner of his summer reading contest, Pierce Andreotti of Frankenmuth. The summer reading contest gave children across Saginaw County the opportunity to join the representative in Lansing to be a “Rep for a Day.” Wakeman represents parts of Saginaw County, which includes…

Rep. Marino welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township welcomed Father Enzo Addari (center) to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Addari serves as chief executive officer of the Saint Louis Center in Chelsea, a nonprofit residential community opened in 1960 for boys and adult men and women with intellectual/developmental…

PHOTOS: Rep. Webber honors the legacy of L. Brooks Patterson

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills speaks on the House floor in support of a bipartisan tribute honoring the late L. Brooks Patterson, supported by the entire Oakland County legislative delegation and Governor Whitmer. (LEFT TO RIGHT) House Minority Leader Christine Greig, Rep. Kathy Crawford, Rep. Robert Wittenberg and Rep. Michael Webber. State Rep….