Rep. Barrett welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tom Barrett of Charlotte (right) welcomed Pastor Dwight Ezop to the state Capitol to give Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Ezop is the current pastor at St. Mary Parish in Charlotte, where Barrett attends with his family. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to…

Rep. Barrett invites his father for governor’s State of the State speech

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, attends the governor’s State of the State speech with his father, Patrick on Tuesday.  They listened as the governor laid out his blueprint for the coming year. ### Rep. Barrett serves the people of Eaton County including the cities of Charlotte, Olivet, Potterville, Grand Ledge, parts of Lansing, as well as…

Rep. Barrett sworn in for second term

State Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville, was today sworn in for his second term as state Representative by Chief Justice Markham on the House floor. He was joined by his family, friends and legislative staff.

March is Reading Month 2016

Rep. Barrett will observe March is Reading Month by reading one of his kids’ favorite books, Dr. Seuss’ The Sneeches, aloud to local Eaton County schools.

Rep. Barrett tours National Guard relief efforts in Flint

State Rep. Tom Barrett, chairman of the House Committee on Military and Veteran Affairs, speaks with National Guardsmen aiding in the Flint water crisis relief effort. The first-term lawmaker currently serves as a helicopter pilot in the Michigan Army National Guard. “We’re here today with members of the committee to learn from the National Guard about how…

Veteran service animal bill signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law House Bill 4521, a bill introduced by state Rep. Tom Barrett to provide tags and vest patches for service animals that accompany veterans into public. This bill was part of a bi-partisan package aimed at increasing access for veterans with service dogs.