Rep. Mueller invites mental health advocate to State of the State Address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden welcomed Eric Hipple to the House floor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address. Hipple was a Detroit Lions quarterback from 1980 to 1989. After the suicide of his 15-year-old son in 2000, Hipple became an active advocate for suicide prevention and mental health for…

Rep. Afendoulis invites local student to State of the State Address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township welcomed Haley Denton, a student at Northview High School, to the House floor for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State Address. “I want to engage the citizens of my district in the government they fund,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I want them to understand how…

Rep. Sheppard joined by small business owner for State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by Andy Gill, Owner of Andrew Gill Insurance Associates in Lambertville, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Rep. Sheppard represents the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.

Rep. Bellino welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe welcomed Reverend Jeffrey Heimsoth (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Heimsoth is a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monroe. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Alexander welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander welcomed Father Tim MacDonald to the state Capitol to give the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. MacDonald is pastor at the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church in Jackson. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Bollin honors law enforcement at local ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township presents a certificate of appreciation to Sergeant Anthony Wallace of the Hamburg Township Police Department as part of an event held at Livingston Christian Schools on Monday. The ceremony was organized by local resident Frank Dame as a way to recognize Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. A…

Rep. Frederick sworn in for second term as state representative

Rep. Ben Frederick took part in the swearing-in ceremony for the 100th Legislature at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The ceremony kicked off Frederick’s second term as state representative. Joining him on the House floor was the Director of the Elder Abuse Program at the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Owosso resident Ryan…