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

  PHOTO INFORMATION: 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…

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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…

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering (center), testifies today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on his legislation making it easier for maple syrup producers to transport sap on state roads. Joining him at committee were Dan Tassier of Cedarville (left), owner of Tassier Sugar Bush, and Craig Waldron of Burt Lake, owner of Far Hills Maple Syrup, LLC and chairman of the Commercial Maple Syrup Producers of Michigan.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. Lee Chatfield is sworn into office for the 107th House District by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. His wife, Stephanie, holds the Bible during the Chatfield's oath.

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…