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Midland guests join Rep. Glenn for House swearing-in ceremony

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Wednesday was sworn in for his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Joining him for the special event were Midland County Republican Chair Cathy Leikhim and 4th Congressional District Republican Chair Judy Rapanos, both of Midland. Pictured on the House floor, from left: House Speaker Tom Leonard, Leikhim,…

Rep. Glenn welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

Lawmaker, governor present Midland veteran with tribute   PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Gov. Rick Snyder welcome Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Don Bloomfield, 95, of Midland, to the House floor on the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Rep. Glenn, right, and the governor presented Bloomfield, a…

Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin and Rep. Gary Glenn testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in January to support House Bill 5102, legislation based on Coughlin’s initiative to include a trained fire prevention expert on the Michigan Construction Codes Commission.

House approves fire-training requirement for construction code commission

Glenn bill based on Midland Fire Chief Coughlin’s initiative The Michigan fire marshal’s appointee to the state’s 17-member construction code commission will have to be a certified fire protection specialist under bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn. The House today unanimously approved House Bill 5102 on a 108-0 vote. The bill was developed at…

Glenn bill to define ‘veteran’ passes House

The Michigan House of Representatives Tuesday passed a package of bills – including legislation sponsored by state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland — that creates a consistent definition of the term “veteran” throughout state law. “Multiple definitions of ‘veteran’ existed in Michigan law, some in conflict with federal law, that were a source of confusion for…

Lawmakers: New state education board LGBTQ policy erodes parental rights

Concerned parents, public not told of potential changes A group of House lawmakers today condemned a draft policy initiative by the Michigan State Board of Education that could allow students to use any school restroom they choose and allow male students to try out for girls’ sports teams, all while keeping parents in the dark…

Rep. Glenn supporting FOIA transparency for governor’s office, Legislature records

 10-measure bipartisan package celebrates Sunshine Week The public will have increased access to Michigan’s executive branch and state Legislature records through a 10-bill bipartisan package introduced Wednesday by House lawmakers. State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, is a cosponsor of legislation that will subject the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor to Freedom of Information…

House passes Glenn resolution marking February as Cancer Prevention Month in Michigan

February 2016 has been declared Cancer Prevention Month in Michigan by the state House of Representatives following unanimous approval on Tuesday of a measure sponsored by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, who last month was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Passage of House Resolution No. 225 adds Michigan to the list of states across the country recognizing…

House approves naming U.S. 10 bridge to honor Midland’s Ullom

The Michigan House today approved legislation to designate the U.S.10 bridge over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the “Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge.” State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, shepherded Senate Bill 513 through the House in conjunction with Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, the bill’s sponsor. In January, the lawmakers hosted Ullom’s parents and brother,…

Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin and Rep. Gary Glenn testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in January to support House Bill 5102, legislation based on Coughlin’s initiative to include a trained fire prevention expert on the Michigan Construction Codes Commission.

Midland fire chief backs Glenn bill in Lansing

Lansing, Mich. — Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin traveled to Lansing Wednesday to testify before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of legislation introduced at Coughlin’s request by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, to ensure fire safety concerns have expert representation on the State Construction Code Commission. The commission formally approves building codes required in…

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and other members of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee visited Flint on Jan. 25 to hear residents’ concerns about the water crisis and thank Michigan National Guard troops deployed to distribute water and filters as part of the relief effort.

Glenn visits Flint to hear residents, thank Guardsmen

Flint, Mich. — Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, Monday joined other members of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee in visiting the city of Flint to hear residents’ concerns about water quality face-to-face and thank Michigan National Guard troops who are deployed distributing water and filters. “It immediately reminded me of standing in church parking…

Kevin Ullom speaks to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about his son, U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom, who was killed in action during deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. Also providing support for Senate Bill 513 to designate a U.S. 10 bridge for Aaron’s service and sacrifice were, from left: Sen. Jim Stamas; Rep. Gary Glenn; Debi Ullom, Aaron’s mother; and Sean Bartley, his brother.

U.S. 10 bridge proposal honors Midland’s Ullom

Stamas, Glenn present bridge memorial bill to House panel Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, and Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, appeared today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with Aaron D. Ullom’s parents,  Kevin and Debi Ullom, and his brother, Sean Bartley, to support Senate Bill 513. The legislation designates the U.S.10 bridge over Eastman…

Glenn to continue legislative duties despite prostate cancer diagnosis

Midland, Mich. — Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, vice chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, Tuesday said he was diagnosed with prostate cancer late Friday evening at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland following a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examination that had been expected to identify something less serious — a herniated spinal disk — as the…