Rep. Chatfield welcomes Cheboygan Area students to the Capitol

State Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering today welcomed three students from Cheboygan Area High School’s automotive technology program to the state Capitol. Garrett Brown, Austin Landon and Kegan Comps traveled to Lansing to showcase new equipment and technology. They were joined by teacher James Lafrinere (at right).

Rep. Chatfield kicks off March is Reading Month with local author

State Rep. Lee Chatfield welcomed Cheboygan County resident Johnathan Rand (third from left), author of the Michigan Chillers and American Chillers book series, to the state Capitol yesterday. He presented Rand with a tribute, accompanied by Sen. Wayne Schmidt and Rep. Sue Allor. “Johnathan Rand has captured the imagination of kids everywhere with his books,”…

Rep. Chatfield hosts LSSU President to state Capitol

State Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering recently welcomed Lake Superior State University President Peter Mitchell, to the state Capitol. Mitchell was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as president in 2017.

Rep. Chatfield presents tribute to Stafford’s Hospitality in Petoskey

State Rep. Lee Chatfield recently presented members of Stafford’s Hospitality with a tribute from the state recognizing their “Thriving Petoskey Award” from the Petoskey Area Chamber of Commerce. Stafford’s Hospitality was honored at the annual Breakfast for Champions event in December.

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…