Rep. Tedder participates in annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder today participated in the seventh annual legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was his fourth year participating. All donated funds support year-round sports training and athletic competitions for more than 23,000 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.

Rep. Farrington welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington welcomed Associate Pastor Chris Troxel (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Troxel is a pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica, where Rep. Farrington attends. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session…

Rep. Alexander, local teacher testify before House panel

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today was joined by Suzanne Gibbs, a fourth-grade teacher in the Western School District, during testimony with the House Education Reform Committee. Both spoke on Rep. Alexander’s legislation calling for colleges and other teacher preparation institutions to provide a stipend to educators who mentor new teachers.

Rep. Rendon welcomes local author to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Daire Rendon welcomes author Johnathan Rand to the state Capitol on Tuesday. Rand is the author of the popular American Chillers and Michigan Chillers series. ###

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. Chatfield kicks off March is Reading Month with local author

State Rep. Lee Chatfield welcomed Cheboygan County resident Johnathan Rand (third from left), author of the Michigan Chillers and American Chillers book series, to the state Capitol yesterday. He presented Rand with a tribute, accompanied by Sen. Wayne Schmidt and Rep. Sue Allor. “Johnathan Rand has captured the imagination of kids everywhere with his books,”…

Rep. McCready welcomes local Birmingham students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike McCready today welcomed students from Quarton Elementary School to Lansing. Twenty-two students toured the Capitol and had the opportunity to visit the representative during their class field trip. Rep. McCready recently met the group of third-graders at his Feb. 19 visit to the school.

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. “I look forward to talking with people and hearing what matters most to them.” Office hours for March…

Rep. Crawford hosts Novi Wildcats state champion volleyball team at Capitol

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi welcomed the three-peat state champion Novi Wildcats volleyball team to the Capitol on Thursday. “These ladies, as well as their coaches, represent their school and the entire community. We are extremely proud of them and their success,” Rep. Crawford said. “This is a fantastic program that allows students to use…

Rep. Chatfield hosts LSSU President to state Capitol

State Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering recently welcomed Lake Superior State University President Peter Mitchell, to the state Capitol. Mitchell was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as president in 2017.