Rep. Frederick greets hero injured in Bishop International Airport attack

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso met Airport Authority Lt. Jeff Neville on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives during session on Thursday. Neville survived a terrorist attack earlier this year at the Bishop International Airport, and was invited to the floor to receive a tribute for his bravery.

Rep. Frederick congratulates National Auto Mechanic award winner

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso presented a legislative tribute to Jason Miculka, auto technician at Slingerland Chrysler Dodge in Corunna. Miculka received the National Top Auto Mechanic Award from Chrysler earlier this year. “We are so proud of Jason, who was born, raised and continues to live in our district,” Frederick said. “This is an…

Rep. Hauck joined at Sept. 11 ceremony by local first responders

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today was joined by Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief, Rick Beltinck and Nottawa-Sherman Volunteer Fire Department Captain, Dan Mills as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the…

Rep. Marino welcomes local pastor for House invocation

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) today welcomed Rev. Michael J. Lutz to the Capitol to deliver the invocation prior to House session. Lutz is the assistant pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Macomb Township. He was invited as part of House tradition in which lawmakers bring local clergy to the Capitol to…

Rep. Lauwers joined by first responders at Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dan Lauwers, of Brockway Township, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader, today was joined by Marysville Fire Chief Thomas Konik (center) and the Rev. Dr. Tom Seppo, chief chaplain of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service…

Local first responders join Rep. Graves for annual Sept. 11 service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joseph Graves, of Argentine Township, today was joined by Linden Fire Chief Brian Will and Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the…

House speaker gives oath to national convention delegate

State Rep. Jim Runestad joins House Speaker Tom Leonard on the House floor for the swearing in of Milford resident Thomas Llewellyn as delegate to the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention of States. The event, comprised of delegates selected by each state legislature, will be held in Phoenix later this month.

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

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing, fourth from right, joined his colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Canfield 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…

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,…