Rep. Whiteford welcomes local students to House floor

State Rep. Mary Whiteford recently welcomed students from Plainwell High School to the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. The students were in Lansing attending the Michigan Association of School Boards Conference.  Rep. Whiteford discussed school safety, Title IX, and Gov. Snyder’s Marshall Plan for Talent with the students. “I was impressed with the…

Rep. Whiteford testifies on need for specific standards on invasive medical treatments

PHOTO INORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today testified on her legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements to 15 years for such examinations in order to protect patients. Her comments came during a House Law and Justice Committee hearing reviewing legislation in response to a House…

Rep. Whiteford sends state flag to overseas troops

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford sent a State of Michigan flag to Allegan County resident, 1st Lt. Auston Marineau.  Lt. Marineau is pictured with other Michiganders who currently serve in Operation Inherent Resolve, fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  

Rep. Whiteford presents Eagle Scout tribute

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford presents a tribute to Bryan Adams of Hopkins at his Eagle Scout court of honor. Brian’s Eagle Scout project was the renovation of The Allegan Band Booth at the Allegan County Fair. ###

Rep. Whiteford welcomes ‘Rep for a Day’ guests to state Capitol

State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed three students and their families to the Capitol as junior representatives for a day, to experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Throughout their day in Lansing, the students held a mock committee hearing, toured the Capitol, and were introduced during House session.  Students entered the contest by turning…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, right, welcomed Reverend Sarah Farkas, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Farkas is a pastor at Rectify Church in Allegan and serves as chaplain for the Allegan County Jail.  They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.  

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Medal of Honor Recipient to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan and his wife Chérie to the state Capitol. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor from President Trump in July for his valor in saving the lives of 10 members of his platoon at the Battle of Nui Yon Hill in May 1969.

Rep. Whiteford joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, hosted Graafschap Fire Chief Doug DenBleyker and Fennville Fire Chief Sarah Bushee 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 in the line of duty in the past…

Rep. Whiteford tours state psychiatric facilities with mental health task force

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, left, joined her colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Whiteford said it was beneficial to learn more about the Hawthorne Center in Northville, which provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents, and the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline,…

Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee today. Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Brown spoke in support of legislation which will allow local school districts to find the best qualified teachers for special education programs without restrictive…

Rep. Whiteford tours local Allegan County manufacturers

State Rep. Mary Whiteford visited five Allegan County manufacturers including Key Gas, Allegan Tubular, Ropes Courses Inc., B&G Custom Works and Wolverine Hardwoods on Wednesday. Whiteford said  she learned a lot about the importance of open communication between job creators, educators and local governments to create a better Allegan County for businesses as well as families….