State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Nov. 4

I attended the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Adam Griffith and presented a legislative tribute recognizing his achievement.  Adam’s Eagle Scout Project was to lead others in building nine shelves and two benches for the inside of the Highlander Reading Express book bus.  This mobile library was put into service this past June by…

Rep. Farrington elected to House leadership position for 2019-20

Macomb County lawmaker will serve as chief deputy majority caucus whip State Rep. Diana Farrington this week was named chief deputy majority caucus whip for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session. “I want to thank my Michigan House colleagues for selecting me for this important position,” said Rep. Farrington, of Utica. “I will continue to…

Rep. Hornberger elected associate speaker pro tempore

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger has been elected as associate speaker pro tempore for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “It is an honor to be selected by my Michigan House colleagues to continue to lead the Michigan House next session,” said Rep. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township.  “We need to continue to…

Rep. Cole elected to serve as majority floor leader

State Rep. Triston Cole today was selected to serve the Michigan House of Representatives as majority floor leader for the 2019-20 legislative term. Rep. Cole, of Mancelona, said he is honored to serve as the majority floor leader and looks forward to working with all members of the Michigan House for the 100th Legislature. “With…

Rep. Sheppard elected to vital Michigan House leadership position for 2019-20

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today was named to a key leadership role by his Michigan House colleagues for the 2019-20 legislative session. Sheppard will serve as the majority caucus whip, a job of critical importance in communicating key information among legislators. Sheppard will inform colleagues about important issues and decisions coming up on…

Rep. Leutheuser to continue important role as majority caucus chair in Michigan House

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today was re-elected to a vital leadership role by his Michigan House colleagues. Leutheuser will continue as majority caucus chair during the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative session. He will help develop policy priorities and preside over meetings of House Republicans, who maintain their majority in the chamber. “I am honored to have…

Chatfield selected to serve as Speaker of the Michigan House

State Rep. Lee Chatfield today was selected to serve as the new Speaker of the House for the 2019-20 legislative term. Chatfield, of Levering, said he is eager to get to work as Speaker and build upon the many achievements the Legislature has made over the past four years. “I am honored to have the…

Rep. Webber elected as assistant majority floor leader

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, will help manage the day-to-day operations of the Michigan House of Representatives after majority Republican lawmakers today selected him assistant floor leader for the 2019-2020 legislative term. “It is an honor to have the backing of my colleagues to lead our efforts continuing the work we have done…

Rep. Wentworth elected to key House leadership position

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, has been elected as speaker pro-tempore for the 2019-2020 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. Wentworth will be second in line in leadership of the 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am honored to be selected by my colleagues in the House to fill…

Rep. Lilly elected to 2019-20 House leadership position

Ottawa County lawmaker will serve as associate speaker pro tempore State Rep. Jim Lilly has been elected by his peers to serve as associate speaker pro tempore for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am humbled that my colleagues have elected me to help lead the House next session as…

Rep. Whiteford elected to 2019-20 House leadership position

Allegan County lawmaker will serve as assistant floor leader State Rep. Mary Whiteford has been elected by her peers to serve as assistant floor leader for the 2019-20 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am humbled and honored to be selected by my colleagues to help lead the House next session as…

Michigan House approves Rep. Afendoulis plan to continue key job training programs

The Michigan House today approved a plan from state Rep. Chris Afendoulis to provide quality jobs across the state by preserving an important skills training partnership. Afendoulis’ plan will continue to power key partnerships between employers and community colleges by extending a key funding mechanism for the Michigan New Jobs Training Program through 2023. “Through…