Afendoulis takes ceremonial oath in Lansing

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. Joining the 73rd House District lawmaker for the event was his wife, Phyllis. Afendoulis was first elected in November 2014 to represent the city of East Grand Rapids…

Rep. VanderWall sworn in on House floor

State Rep. Curt VanderWall was today sworn in on the House floor by Chief Justice Stephen Markman. Rep. VanderWall was joined by his family, in back from left, son, Hunter, wife, Diane, daughter-in-law, Holly, and son Nick who was accompanied by his leader dog, Toby. The 99th Michigan Legislature began session today following the ceremonial…

Wentworth sworn into office in Lansing

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. Joining the 97th House District lawmaker for the event, from left, were his wife, Heather; daughters Alexa, Makayla and Kiley; and his mother and father, Robin and Leonard. This is…

Rep. Lucido presents tribute to U.S. Olympian from Macomb County

State Rep. Peter Lucido (left) and Washington Township Supervisor Dan O’Leary presented tributes to U.S. marathon runner Desiree Linden, who trained in Macomb County before competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, during a Washington Township Board meeting on Wednesday.

Rep. Leutheuser, state House honors Pearl Harbor survivor

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser joined the House of Representatives today in recognizing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by honoring Don Bloomfield of Midland.  Mr. Bloomfield, 95, received a standing ovation on the House floor and was presented with a special tribute as one of the few living survivors of Pearl Harbor…

Rep. Theis welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

State Rep. Lana Theis today welcomed Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Bloomfield of Midland to the House floor today. Bloomfield, 95, is one of three remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened 75 years ago today. He was recognized with a state tribute presented to him by the governor. “I…

Rep. Howrylak, House honor Pearl Harbor survivor

                      State Representative Martin Howrylak joined the Michigan House of Representatives today in honoring Don Bloomfield, a survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. One of the few remaining Michigan-based survivors of Pearl Harbor, Bloomfield received a standing ovation from the House members on the 75th anniversary of the attack.            “The 75th…

Rep. Lucido testifies on civics test legislation to Senate panel

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township (right), joined Lucian Spataro of the Joe Foss Institute in testifying before the Senate Education Committee on House Bill 4136 today in Lansing. HB 4136 would require all high school students to pass a civics test, similar to a citizenship test required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service,…

Rep. McCready welcomes Birmingham students, Teacher of the Year to Capitol

State Rep. Mike McCready today welcomed a group of students from Birmingham Covington School, along with Michigan’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph, to the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. Joseph, back left, is a fifth/sixth grade teacher at Birmingham Covington School with 20 years of classroom experience. “Meeting with Mr. Joseph…

Rep. Whiteford tours local Allegan County manufacturers

State Rep. Mary Whiteford visited five Allegan County manufacturers including Key Gas, Allegan Tubular, Ropes Courses Inc., B&G Custom Works and Wolverine Hardwoods on Wednesday. Whiteford said  she learned a lot about the importance of open communication between job creators, educators and local governments to create a better Allegan County for businesses as well as families….