Rep. Frederick welcomes local students to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick speaks to Ms. Jessica Anderson’s third grade class from Emerson Elementary School in Owosso. The students have been learning about how government works and were escorted by Rep. Frederick onto the House floor during their tour of the Capitol.

Rep. Canfield welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. (right) recently welcomed Pastor Karen Wolfe with Colling Church of the Nazarene in Unionville to deliver the invocation before the Michigan House of Representatives. Rep. Canfield and Pastor Wolfe were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Pro Tempore Lee Chatfield. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member…

Rep. Chatfield presents tribute to Stafford’s Hospitality in Petoskey

State Rep. Lee Chatfield recently presented members of Stafford’s Hospitality with a tribute from the state recognizing their “Thriving Petoskey Award” from the Petoskey Area Chamber of Commerce. Stafford’s Hospitality was honored at the annual Breakfast for Champions event in December.

Rep. Barrett welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tom Barrett of Charlotte (right) welcomed Pastor Dwight Ezop to the state Capitol to give Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Ezop is the current pastor at St. Mary Parish in Charlotte, where Barrett attends with his family. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her scheduled monthly office hours. “Hosting office hours throughout the entire district is one of my top priorities for 2018,” Griffin said. “Being accessible in every community of the district is an important part of my job.” The office hours…

Representative García invites local residents to February office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, Feb. 5. “Getting feedback from my constituents is a crucial aspect of my commitment to Ottawa County residents,” García said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to Ottawa County residents and making sure that follows me to…

Rep. Hauck welcomes Sacred Heart Academy cross country teams to Capitol

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township recently welcomed the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy boys and girls cross country teams to the Capitol in recognition of their outstanding 2017 seasons. Each team won the Division 4 state championship. Joined by coach Mark Zitzelsberger, the runners were presented with a tribute from Rep. Hauck and…

Rep. Brann invites local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann (right) welcomed Pastor Randall Ledeboer (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Ledeboer is the lead pastor at inSpirit Church in Byron Center. Speaker of the House Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum. House tradition calls for a representative or…