Rep. Wakeman presents tribute to Frankenmuth Beautification Committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township presented a state tribute to the Frankenmuth Beautification Committee during a ceremony held at the Gunzenhausen Fountain on Friday. The committee was recognized with the 2018 Community Landscape Beautification Award by the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association as part of its Plant Michigan Green initiative. FROM…

Rep. Markkanen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock welcomed Pastor Peter Vorhes to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Vorhes is a pastor at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and is also the chaplain for the Michigan State Police.

Rep. Kahle unveils district photo contest winners in Lansing

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian this week hosted the winners of her “Living in Lenawee” photo contest at her Lansing office. “I always enjoy having visitors from Lenawee County join me at our state Capitol,” Kahle said. “This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beautiful region we all call home and recognize the…

Rep. Johnson welcomes local students to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson of Wayland welcomed a group of students from East Kentwood High School to Lansing on Tuesday. The representative discussed current issues facing the state and provided an inside look at state government.

Rep. Kahle honors local autism organization during Capitol visit

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian presented a special tribute Wednesday to Jasmynn’s Voice, an Adrian-based organization started by the Archer Family to support other families that live with autism. “As a parent myself, I deeply admire David and Melissa for their dedication to their daughter, Jasmynn, and their advocacy for those living with autism,”…

Rep. Schroeder unveils district photo winners in Lansing

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today hosted winners of the district photo contest at her Lansing office. In addition to officially unveiling the photos selected to represent the natural beauty of the 43rd District, Rep. Schroeder had the constituent photographers join her for the day around the Capitol. State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of…

Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping. “We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s…

Rep. Bollin welcomes local Scouts to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township welcomed local BSA Scouts Sam Baghdadei and Maci Ison to the Capitol on Wednesday. The representative provided an inside look at state government and discussed their Scouts program.

Rep. Lightner provides inside look to two local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed Lauren Hauler and Granville Hayworth from Springport High School to Lansing this week as part of a job shadow program. The representative gave the students an inside look at the life of a state legislator and how their state government works.

Rep. Kahle wraps up March is Reading Month tour

Each year during the month of March, State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian visits classrooms throughout Lenawee County to read to students and encourage them to make reading fun. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can encourage young people to explore their world through books,” Rep. Kahle said. “I hope visiting local classrooms…

Rep. Schroeder wraps up March is Reading Month tour

During the month of March, State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township, visited classrooms throughout Independence and Waterford Townships as part of March is Reading Month. This month is a great way to encourage students to enhance their education by reading daily. “I always look forward to opportunities where I can visit classrooms and get…

Rep. Schroeder announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder recently announced the winners of her district photo contest. Residents from throughout the 43rd District submitted photos for consideration. The winning photos were submitted by Alexandra Touchstone, Sue Wylie, and Matt Nichols. The three winning photos will hang in Rep. Schroeder’s Lansing office. An official unveiling will be held in April,…

Rep. Afendoulis welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis welcomed a group of third grade students from Pine Island Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.