Rep. Lightner recognized as Agricultural Education Supporter

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner was recognized as an Agricultural Education Supporter by the Springport FFA at an awards ceremony last week. The representative was presented the award by her FFA Alumni group for her longstanding support of agriculture and quality education. Rep. Lightner also presented a state tribute during the event to longtime…

Rep. Berman town hall draws over 40 residents

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township hosted over 40 community members for a town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss road funding in Michigan. Joining him were special guests Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Dennis Kolar, Managing Director of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). “It was encouraging…

Rep. Wakeman presents tribute to Frankenmuth Beautification Committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township presented a state tribute to the Frankenmuth Beautification Committee during a ceremony held at the Gunzenhausen Fountain on Friday. The committee was recognized with the 2018 Community Landscape Beautification Award by the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association as part of its Plant Michigan Green initiative. FROM…

Rep. Markkanen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock welcomed Pastor Peter Vorhes to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Vorhes is a pastor at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and is also the chaplain for the Michigan State Police.

Rep. Kahle unveils district photo contest winners in Lansing

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian this week hosted the winners of her “Living in Lenawee” photo contest at her Lansing office. “I always enjoy having visitors from Lenawee County join me at our state Capitol,” Kahle said. “This was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beautiful region we all call home and recognize the…

Rep. Johnson welcomes local students to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson of Wayland welcomed a group of students from East Kentwood High School to Lansing on Tuesday. The representative discussed current issues facing the state and provided an inside look at state government.

Rep. Kahle honors local autism organization during Capitol visit

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian presented a special tribute Wednesday to Jasmynn’s Voice, an Adrian-based organization started by the Archer Family to support other families that live with autism. “As a parent myself, I deeply admire David and Melissa for their dedication to their daughter, Jasmynn, and their advocacy for those living with autism,”…

Rep. Schroeder unveils district photo winners in Lansing

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township today hosted winners of the district photo contest at her Lansing office. In addition to officially unveiling the photos selected to represent the natural beauty of the 43rd District, Rep. Schroeder had the constituent photographers join her for the day around the Capitol. State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of…

Rep. Schroeder holds vaping roundtable discussion with local officials and parents

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township hosted a roundtable discussion on Thursday to discuss how best to educate people about a new Waterford Township ordinance regarding vaping. “We invited all the community stakeholders to create a common message about the new township ordinance and the dangers of vaping for kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “It’s…

Rep. Glenn welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Annette Glenn welcomed Pastor Joshua Parsons from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Midland to give the invocation before the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday. Joining them at the rostrum was Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.