Representatives’ hearts always close to home

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Working day in and out to improve and protect the well-being of Michigan’s communities means leading by example.

Rep. Al Pscholka congratulates Reunica Mays during a visit to the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy.Just last week, Rep. Al Pscholka visited two young constituents who both proudly participated in the “Turning Pages with Pscholka” summer reading contest.

Damarien Bell and Reunica Mays each won the reading contest in their age groups, which challenged nearly 40 participants to enhance their reading skills over the summer and share what Michigan means to them.

Pscholka’s contest—in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor and Project Learn Literacy—served as a way to keep students engaged in literature throughout the summer months.

It’s exciting to see how each of the Boys & Girls Club members enhanced their reading skills while exploring all that Michigan has to offer.

–Rep. Pscholka

Rep. Nancy Jenkins also spent time with a promising young Michigander last month.

Adrian resident Rhea Mouw participated in a similar reading contest over the summer, and was invited to be “Rep. for a Day” alongside Rep. Jenkins. The pair—along with Mouw’s mother—met with other state representatives, attended a committee hearing and toured the Capitol before the young lady was recognized on the House floor.

House Republicans dedicate a minimum of two years of their community-centric lives to serving the people they care about most: their family, friends and neighbors at home. From Benton Harbor to Adrian and Marquette to Bay City, your representative wants nothing more than to help constituents on the home front.

Having lunch and sharing experiences with students is just one way House Republicans are active and present at home, not just in Lansing.

Rep. Nancy Jenkins (left) welcomes “Rep. for a Day” Rhea Mouw and her mother, Tonya, to the state Capitol in Lansing.