Rep. Alexander welcomes local first responders to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: Jackson Police Department Director Elmer Hitt (left) and Officer Thomas Tinklepaugh (right) were the guest of Rep. Julie Alexander in Lansing for the House of Representative’s annual 9/11 ceremony. The program honors first responders and military from across the state of Michigan for their service. Alexander represents parts of Jackson County, which includes…

Rep. Alexander welcomes student legislator to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed A.J. Fielder (center), a fifth grade student at Hanover-Horton Elementary School, to the Capitol on Tuesday as her most recent Student Legislator of the Month. Rep. Alexander, a former educator, regularly provides a lesson on government to local students. This month, A.J. Fielder was selected as…

Rep. Alexander welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander welcomed Father Tim MacDonald to the state Capitol to give the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. MacDonald is pastor at the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church in Jackson. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Alexander sworn in for second term

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover was sworn in for her second term as representative of the 64th District. She was joined on the House floor by her husband Jeff and granddaughter, Addison.

Rep. Alexander gives Jackson students Capitol tour

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover stands on the front steps of the Michigan State Capitol building with fifth graders from Northwest Elementary School in Jackson. The students toured the Capitol for an up-close look at state government. Alexander, a teacher for more than 20 years, sits on the House Education Committee where she has…

Coffee Hours

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Alexander meets with residents to discuss issues facing our state.

Rep. Alexander, local teacher testify before House panel

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today was joined by Suzanne Gibbs, a fourth-grade teacher in the Western School District, during testimony with the House Education Reform Committee. Both spoke on Rep. Alexander’s legislation calling for colleges and other teacher preparation institutions to provide a stipend to educators who mentor new teachers.

House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers

The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts. “We will improve…

Rep. Alexander, Jackson County teachers support professional development bill

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover spoke today in support of her legislation to expand continuing education and professional development credit options. The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee also heard testimony from two Jackson County teachers – Tina Delbridge at Northwest Middle School and Abby Tanner at Northwest High School. Both teachers shared current…

Special guests join Rep. Alexander for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today hosted Napoleon Township Police Chief Duaine Pitman (left)  and Michigan State Police Jackson Post Commander Kevin Rod as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died…