Rep. Frederick welcomes childhood pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, right, on Tuesday welcomed Pastor Ray Strawser, center, to the state Capitol to give the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pastor Strawser is a chaplain with the Memorial Healthcare Hospice in Owosso. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Owosso Schools’ Dr. Selleck testifies before committee, Rep. Frederick

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, welcomed Dr. Kari Selleck, Curriculum Director at Owosso Public Schools, to testify before the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee in Lansing today. Dr. Selleck spoke in support of merit curriculum legislation that would increase class choice for high school students. The bill package was approved by the committee…

Local pastor provides invocation for Michigan House of Representatives

State Rep. Ben Frederick, right, welcomed the Rev. Mike Prince, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member from their district, to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Rev. Prince recently retired as lead pastor of…

Rep. Frederick welcomes local officials to Capitol for State of the State

State Rep. Ben Frederick, center, invited two local officials to the House chamber today for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Dr. Brian Boggs, left, is the mayor pro tem in Durand and a lecturer at both Michigan State University and University of Michigan – Flint and Jeremy Root, right, is chairman of…

Rep. Frederick names legislative staff

State Rep. Ben Frederick, center, today announced his legislative staff (from left) constituent relations director Ciera Love, district liaison Mark Agnew, legislative director Rachel Hoekstra and staff assistant Madi Sholtz. Love, who will handle constituent work and manage Frederick’s schedule, previously served as an intern in the House. Agnew, who will help ensure a strong ongoing presence…