Rep. Hughes takes oath of office at Capitol ceremony

Lawmaker returns to represent West Michigan’s 91st District Lansing, Mich. — State Rep. Holly Hughes took an oath of office today pledging two years of service in the Michigan House representing the 91st District. Gov. Rick Snyder (center) welcomed all legislators and guests to the Capitol for today’s inaugural ceremonies. From left: Rep. Hughes’ mother Joy…

Rep. Mike Callton sworn in for third term as state representative

State Rep. Mike Callton was sworn in today for his third term as representative of Michigan’s 87th House District, which includes all of Barry County and part of Ionia County including the townships of Boston, Campbell, Danby, Keene, Lyons, North Plains, Odessa, Orange, Portland, Ronald, Sebewa, part of Berlin township and the city of Portland….

Rep. Glenn takes ceremonial oath in Lansing

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. on Jan. 14. Joining the 98th House District lawmaker for the event are his wife, Annette; their son, Jefferson; and Glenn’s sister, Susan Glenn Duncan. A video clip featuring Glenn’s Lansing and local…

Runestad takes oath of office in White Lake

State Rep. Jim Runestad this week took the oath of office at the township hall in White Lake with family, friends and supporters. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, was elected last November as the new Michigan House lawmaker for the 44th District. Judge Michael Warren administered the oath during the local swearing-in ceremony. “I was elected…

Rep. Lucido opens Lansing office to serve 36th District residents

LANSING, Mich. – State Rep. Peter J. Lucido, R-Shelby Township, works with Michigan House employee Toni Linzey to get the 36th House District legislative office up and running.  Lucido officially opened the legislative office this week to serve residents of Shelby, Washington and Bruce townships, as well as the Village of Romeo.  Constiuents can contact…

Rep. Sheppard opens Lansing office serving the 56th District

LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance (right), works with legislative aide Jacob McLaughlin of Monroe on Thursday in the 56th House District office. This week, Sheppard officially opened the legislative office across the street from the Michigan Capitol. McLaughlin and colleague Jaclyn Chrzanowski will staff the office, which is open from 9 a.m. to…

Rep. Runestad opens Lansing office

State Rep. Jim Runestad (right) talks with constituent relations aide Patrick Murray in the 44th House District legislative office. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, moved into the office this week. Murray and Joe Martin will staff the office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in Room 893…

Sheppard sworn into Michigan House to represent 56th District

Family, friends, community join Monroe Courthouse ceremony State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was sworn into office this week as a member of the 98th Legislature by Chief Judge Pro Tempore Michael A. Weipert. Sheppard’s wife, Melissa, other family members, friends and members of the community attended the ceremony at the Monroe Circuit Courthouse Wednesday afternoon….

Capac fourth-grader job-shadows Rep. Lauwers after winning reading contest

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, welcomed summer reading contest winner Paul Gamire, in blue, along with his parents, Paul and Danielle, and brother Hugh, to the state Capitol on Tuesday.   Capac Elementary School fourth-grader Paul Camire on Tuesday got an inside look at the state legislative process as a special guest of state…

Owosso officials testify in support of Glardon bill to help city, other local governments

Owosso Finance Director Rick Williams testifies before the House Committee on Financial Liability Reform as Owosso Housing Manager Tyler J. Leppanen, City Manager Don Crawford and state Rep. Ben Glardon look on. Owosso city officials this morning traveled to Lansing to testify in support of legislation that could save the city hundreds of thousands of…