Rep. Chatfield welcomes family of former local Rep. Steve Andrews to the Capitol

State Rep. Lee Chatfield (right) of Levering welcomed the family of former state Rep. Steve Andrews to the state Capitol on Wednesday to receive a memorial resolution. Joining Chatfield on the House floor, from left, Dana Andrews, Kolby Andrews, state Rep. Sue Allor, Elsa Schaller and Karen Andrews. Andrews served in the Michigan House from…

Sault Ste. Marie Police Chief joins Rep. Chatfield for 9/11 ceremony at Capitol

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, was joined in the Capitol rotunda by Sault Ste. Marie Police Chief John Riley prior to the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their guests during the ceremony, which marked the anniversary of…

House unveils bipartisan FOIA reform package in light of ‘Sunshine Week’

Rep. Chatfield: Transparency is not a partisanship issue Rep. Chatfield today participated in a bipartisan press conference to unveil a package of bills to increase government transparency. Perfectly timed during Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of access to public information, the bipartisan legislation will reform Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). “Transparency is not a…

Rep. Chatfield welcomes maple syrup producers to speak in support of legislation

Bill exempts maple sap transport from seasonal road restrictions   State Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, today welcomed maple syrup producers from the Upper and Lower peninsulas to the Capitol to testify in support of House Bill 4418 before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. HB 4418, sponsored by Rep. Chatfield, adds maple sap to…

Rep. Chatfield joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, was joined in the Capitol rotunda by Sault Ste. Marie Fire Chief Jason Thorpe and Petoskey Department of Public Safety Director John Calabrese prior to the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their…

Rep. Chatfield climbs the ‘Mighty Mac’

Levering lawmaker hosts state legislators on bridge tour This week, state Rep. Lee Chatfield traded his usual view of the state Capitol for another extraordinary Michigan view from atop the Mackinac Bridge, located within the 107th district that he represents. In a rare opportunity, Rep. Chatfield co-hosted a bridge tour along with the Mackinac Bridge…

Rep. Chatfield introduces legislation to support Michigan maple syrup production

Bill exempts maple sap transport from seasonal road restrictions   The Michigan maple syrup industry would have an easier road to transport maple sap under new legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering. Rep. Chatfield said House Bill 4418 would add maple sap to a list of agricultural commodities that are currently exempt from…

Rep. Chatfield reads to 1,430 students during ‘March is Reading Month’

Lawmaker and former teacher encouraged area kids to form a healthy habit of reading In celebration of the annual March is Reading Month, Rep. Lee Chatfield visited 14 elementary schools throughout his House district and he read to a total of 1,430 students in 65 classes. “It was not only an honor to visit these schools, but…

Annual snowmobile journey highlights Michigan tourism and recreation

Lawmakers take to northern trails for two-day tour A group of legislative leaders will explore northern Michigan via snowmobiles Feb. 6-7, learning firsthand the positive economic impact created by winter tourism. The trek will be from Indian River to Cheboygan and the eastern UP, then back to Mackinaw City and Alanson. Tour host state Rep….

State Rep. Chatfield takes 107th District office

Lawmaker sworn-in, opens Lansing office to serve Northern Michigan residents On the Opening Day of the 98th Session of the Michigan Legislature, state Rep. Lee Chatfield was ceremoniously sworn into office in Lansing with his wife at his side and extended family and special guests watching from the House gallery. Chatfield also was sworn into…