Rep. Triston Cole holds local office hours
State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona plans to hold local office hours for the months of March and April.
Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions, concerns, or input regarding state government.
“I want to meet the people in our community so they know I am invested in them and effectively representing their needs and interests in Lansing,” said Rep. Cole.
The representative will be available at the following times and locations:
- Friday, March 24
- Gaylord: 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Big Boy, 1359 W. Main St.;
- Boyne Falls: 3 to 4 p.m. at Mountainside Grille, 2495 US-131.
- Monday, March 27
- Bellaire: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Antrim County MSU Extension, 203 E. Cayuga St.;
- Central Lake: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Touch of Class Café and Bakery, 2379 S. Main St.;
- Ellsworth: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Front Porch Cafe, 9235 Main St.; and
- East Jordan: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at McDonald’s, 120 S. Lake St.
- Thursday, April 6
- Lewiston: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Lewiston Library, 2851 Kneeland St.;
- Hillman: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Patchwood Plaza, 14797 State St South.
- Wednesday, April 12
- Mio: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Oscoda County Library, 430 W. 8th St.
No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact the representative by email at TristonCole@house.mi.gov or by calling 1-(855)-DIST-105.
State Rep. Triston Cole was first elected to serve the 105th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. The 105th District encompasses Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Montmorency and Oscoda counties.
Cole is vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee. He also serves on the committees on Energy Policy, Judiciary, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, and Transportation and Infrastructure.
Triston followed his passion for the outdoors from an early age, becoming an experienced hunting guide while a teen and spending 15 years in the hunting and guiding industry. In 2000, he and his wife started a family farm from scratch and became a small-business owner whose farm provides fruits, vegetables, and shiitake mushrooms for local direct market sales. When not working the land, Triston was a semi-truck driver and agricultural teacher.
PUBLIC OFFICES AND AFFILIATIONS
Triston served as president of the Antrim County Farm Bureau for 12 years, two years on the Michigan Farm Bureau’s State Policy Development Committee and Antrim County Republican Party chairman. He has nearly 20 years of executive experience as a member of many diverse boards and committees at the local, regional, and state level.
Triston, his wife, Stacy, and their three daughters live in Antrim County on their farm.