Rep. Frederick welcomes local students to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick speaks to Ms. Jessica Anderson’s third grade class from Emerson Elementary School in Owosso. The students have been learning about how government works and were escorted by Rep. Frederick onto the House floor during their tour of the Capitol.

Rep. Frederick welcomes Perry mayor to Capitol for State of the State

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, left, today welcomed Perry Mayor James Huguelet to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Frederick invited Huguelet to sit alongside him in the House chamber while Gov. Rick Snyder presented his agenda for the year. Frederick, who chairs the House Workforce and Talent…

Rep. Frederick honors local business leaders

State Rep. Ben Frederick (right) joined the Laingsburg Business and Community Association in honoring Laingsburg residents Tony and Carol Vitu with the ‘Unsung Hero’ Award during the LBCA’s Annual Meeting. Tony and Carol were applauded by Rep. Frederick and Greg Beavers (left), president of the LBCA, for their caring attitude and dedication as Santa and…

Rep. Frederick testifies on bill promoting transparency

State Rep. Ben Frederick (left) of Owosso and Josh Adams, director of Owosso Main Street DDA, testified before the House Committee on Local Government in support of his legislation, House Bill 5070. This bill provides additional transparency to taxpayers about the activities of Downtown Development Authorities and other tax increment financing entities.

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…