Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced plans to meet with residents of Allegan County during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Allegan District Library, 331 Hubbard St. in Allegan from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “I look forward to talking with residents of Allegan County about…

Representative García invites local residents to March office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, March. 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 participates in annual legislative Polar Plunge

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township showed his support for Special Olympics Michigan as part of the seventh annual legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was Hauck’s second year participating in the plunge. “Special Olympics is an important organization in our community and across the state of Michigan,” Hauck said. “I am…

Rep. Noble takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble today participated in the seventh annual legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was his second 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. 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,”…