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….

Rep. Reilly welcomes metro Detroit religious leader to lead House invocation

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township welcomed Father Stephen Pullis (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pullis is the director of Evangelization Catechesis and Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Joining them at the rostrum is Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Lilly.

Winners of Rep. Bollin’s summer reading contest become “Reps for a Day”

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Ann Bollin was joined in Lansing by the winners of her summer reading contest, Jack Pauli of Brighton and Adrienne Denby of Genoa Twp. The summer reading contest gave children across Livingston County the opportunity to join the representative in Lansing to be a “Rep for a Day.” Bollin represents parts of…

Rep. Mueller welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden welcomed Pastor Wes Morris (center) to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Morris is the lead pastor of The Rock Church in Fenton. Joining them at the Rostrum is Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Lilly.   ###

Rep. Kahle hosts Lenawee County first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian hosted first responders from Lenawee County on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty during the past year. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Clinton Police Chief Tony Cuevas, Lenawee County…

Speaker Chatfield welcomes local first responders to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

Speaker of the Michigan House, Lee Chatfield hosted US Border Patrol Agents, Andrew Halonen and Jason Negus at the annual September 11 remembrance ceremony in Lansing. Chatfield was also joined by EMS first responders, Ariel and Bryan Huntley of Pickford. Speaker Chatfield also hosted Michigan State Police Director, Colonel Joseph Gasper as his guest on…

Rep. Markkanen welcomes local law enforcement to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: Supervisory Patrol Agent Jason Negus and Deputy Patrol Agent Andrew Halonen of the United States Border Patrol joined State Rep. Greg Markkanen in Lansing for the annual 9/11 ceremony. House members invited first responders and military from their communities to be their guests for the service. They were also joined by State Senator…