Reps. Alexander, Lightner honor local WWII veterans on House floor

  State Reps. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, and Sarah Lightner, of Springport, welcomed WWII veterans Herb Elfring and Lee Zimmerman of Jackson to the House floor on Wednesday. Elfring and Zimmerman were honored with state tributes and U.S. flags flown over the Michigan Capitol building. Pictured from left to right: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey,…

Rep. Lightner welcomes her local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Lightner of Springport welcomed Pastor Matt Rohde to the state Capitol to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Rohde, also of Springport, is the lead pastor of Springport Bible Church. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.   ###

Rep. Lightner welcomes local first responders to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: Columbia Township Police Department Chief David Elwell and Springport Township Police Department Deputy Stacy Cain were the guest of Rep. Sarah Lightner in Lansing for the House of Representative’s annual 9/11 ceremony. The program honors first responders and military from across the state of Michigan for their service. Lightner represents parts of Eaton,…

Rep. Lightner meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Lightner recognized as Agricultural Education Supporter

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner was recognized as an Agricultural Education Supporter by the Springport FFA at an awards ceremony last week. The representative was presented the award by her FFA Alumni group for her longstanding support of agriculture and quality education. Rep. Lightner also presented a state tribute during the event to longtime…

Rep. Lightner provides inside look to two local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed Lauren Hauler and Granville Hayworth from Springport High School to Lansing this week as part of a job shadow program. The representative gave the students an inside look at the life of a state legislator and how their state government works.

Rep. Lightner welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed a group of third grade students from Springport Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.

Rep. Lightner sworn in for first term

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner was sworn in as representative of the 65th District today. Administering the oath of office was Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor. To contact her office, people may call 517-373-1775 or email FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Barrie Latoski (mother), Eli Lightner (son), Gavin Lightner (son),…

2019 Freshman Legislators

Our incoming freshman legislators took a minute for a photo on the House floor while at the Capitol for orientation.