Rep. Frederick attends bill signing for legislation to improve school counseling standards

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, participated in a bill signing on Wednesday for state Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to update and specify professional development standards for K-12 counselors in Michigan schools. The legislation calls for 25 of the required 150 hours of professional development be dedicated to career and technical education (CTE) – including…

Rep. Frederick welcomes student to Lansing

State Rep. Ben Frederick, left, of Owosso joined state Rep. Tom Barrett of Potterville in welcoming Nick Kasik to the Capitol to job shadow Rep. Barrett. Nick is a senior at Chesaning Union High School and will attend Michigan State University upon graduation to study political science and pre-law.

Rep. Frederick welcomes local county clerks to Lansing

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently met with Saginaw County Clerk Mike Hanley and Shiawassee County Clerk Caroline Wilson at the annual legislative day in Lansing for the Michigan Association of County Clerks.

Rep. Frederick invites local student to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso welcomed Brandy Brown, a senior at Chesaning Union High School, to the Capitol as she job shadowed the legislator for the day. Brown attended the Workforce and Talent Development and Commerce and Trade committees as a part of a school assignment. She is currently earning college credit from Delta…

Rep. Frederick attends Shiawassee 4-H event

State Rep. Ben Frederick, right, of Owosso recently celebrated with leaders of the Shiawassee County 4-H Youth Development program. Pictured is 4-H Council President Rhonda Stickel and Leonard Mitchell. Leonard, of Perry, has served for over 50 years in the program. The Shiawassee County 4-H Youth Development program supports more than 1,700 youth and 170…

Rep. Frederick welcomes State Fair Scholarship winner to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick greeted Christy Sopocy as his guest on the House floor. Christy is a student at Ovid-Elsie High School and was awarded a scholarship at the Michigan State Fair, which celebrates the positive aspects of rural and urban agriculture, business and industry in Michigan.

Rep. Frederick greets hero injured in Bishop International Airport attack

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso met Airport Authority Lt. Jeff Neville on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives during session on Thursday. Neville survived a terrorist attack earlier this year at the Bishop International Airport, and was invited to the floor to receive a tribute for his bravery.

Rep. Frederick congratulates National Auto Mechanic award winner

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso presented a legislative tribute to Jason Miculka, auto technician at Slingerland Chrysler Dodge in Corunna. Miculka received the National Top Auto Mechanic Award from Chrysler earlier this year. “We are so proud of Jason, who was born, raised and continues to live in our district,” Frederick said. “This is an…

Rep. Frederick presents Head Start teacher with state tribute

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, presented a tribute on behalf of the state legislature during a retirement celebration for Capital Area Community Services Head Start teacher Mary Bates on Saturday, Aug. 12 at her New Haven Township home. Friends and colleagues gathered for music and refreshments. Mary has taught an estimated 1,200 students at…

Rep. Frederick donates flags for Shiawassee County buildings

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, donated two new United States flags to the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s office on Friday, Aug. 11.  The flags, accepted by Sheriff Brian BeGole, were previously flown over the state Capitol in Lansing.  They will be displayed at the county jail and Shiawassee County Law Enforcement Training Center in Corunna.

Rep. Frederick, delegation tour Cavalier Greene development

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick and the Woda Group hosted a tour Tuesday at the Cavalier Greene housing development, former site of the Shiawassee Street School in Corunna. Representatives of the Shiawassee Historical Society, Michigan Historic Preservation Network, Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, Owosso Downtown Historic Commission, Owosso DDA Main Street, Corunna Public Schools and…

Rep. Frederick meets with Owosso Rotary Club

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently spoke at the Owosso Rotary Club meeting to give constituents a legislative update. “It was a pleasure addressing the Owosso Rotary Club,” Rep. Frederick said. “These local leaders and problem-solvers fight everyday to bring lasting change to our communities.”