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.”

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…