Rep. Tedder welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder (right) welcomed Rev. Richard Dake (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Dake is senior pastor at Clarkston Methodist Church in Clarkston. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. Leutheuser and Sen. Shirkey host Bronson Vikings state champions at Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser and Sen. Mike Shirkey welcomed the Bronson High School State Champion Volleyball team to the Capitol Thursday. The legislators were thrilled to welcome the students back to the capitol to celebrate their fourth consecutive state title. The team completed their season with a 58-6 record which included a Big 8 Conference…

Rep. Frederick takes oath of office

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso this week took the oath of office in Owosso. Frederick was elected for his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives for the 85th District. Mayor Chris Eveleth of Owosso administered the oath during the local swearing-in ceremony. ####

Rep. Runestad welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Runestad (right) of White Lake welcomed Pastor Jim Combs (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Combs is a pastor at The River Church in Holly. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. Howrylak delivers farewell speech on House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak delivered his farewell address to the Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday. Rep. Howrylak was first elected to serve the 41st District in November 2012, representing residents of Clawson and Troy. He began his third and final term in January 2017. Accompanying him on the House floor were his…

Rep. Lucido gives farewell address to House of Representatives

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido gave his farewell address to the Michigan House of Representatives during session on Wednesday. In the speech, Rep. Lucido thanked his colleagues and staff for their hard work and friendship, as he highlighted his eagerness to continue serving the people of Macomb County in the state Senate.

Rep. Kahle welcomes student as ‘Rep For A Day’

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle welcomed Ava Depew, a fourth-grade student at Lincoln Elementary School in Adrian to the state Capitol. Ava was the winner of Rep. Kahle’s summer reading contest and was invited to serve alongside the representative as a ‘Rep For A Day’. Rep. Kahle worked with several local libraries and organizations…

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…

Rep. Runestad distributes school supplies to Walled Lake students

State Rep. Jim Runestad helps distribute backpacks to students at Walled Lake Elementary on Monday with Principal Cindy Nickels, back left. The backpacks, filled with school supplies, were donated by the AT&T Michigan Pioneers program. Walled Lake Elementary serves students from Rep. Runestad’s House district.

Rep. Miller meets with Constantine students for Constitution Day

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with Constantine Middle School students. Rep. Miller handed out copies of the Constitution and helped lead student discussion groups. This is the fourth consecutive year Rep. Miller has held a similar event on Constitution Day. The day is a federal observance marking…

Local first responder joins Rep. LaFave for House Sept. 11 ceremony

  State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, was joined last week by Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Paul Campbell, commander of the Iron Mountain MSP post, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during…

Rep. Graves honors local fallen hero during service at special House session

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves (at podium) reads off the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael S. Yachanin, of Fenton, to the House chamber on Thursday during a Michigan House session commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Yachanin, who died on Oct. 6, 2017, was memorialized with other first responders and members of the…

Bizon welcomes local guests for Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon (center, left) welcomes (from left) Battle Creek Air National Guard Col. Daniel Whipple, Calhoun County Undersheriff Tim Hurtt and John Pignataro of the Calhoun County Sheriff Department as his guests for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to…

Survivors join Rep. Theis, governor for bill-signing ceremony

Rep. Lana Theis today welcomed two Livingston County teenagers who inspired her to introduce legislation improving protections for underage victims of sex crimes to Lansing for a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Rick Snyder. The new law requires permanent expulsion of any student convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled in the same school…