Rep. Cole joins lawmakers in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “There are many things to consider as we continue to make Michigan great again and this Action Plan serves not as checklist, but rather…

Rep. Cole chairs first Transportation and Infrastructure committee meeting

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, chaired his first House committee meeting on Transportation and Infrastructure at the state Capitol. Rep. Cole began the meeting with introductions from committee members. “I am honored to have the opportunity to preside over this committee as it is one of the core functions of the legislature and essential…

Rep. Cole invites Gaylord Evangelical Church pastor for invocation

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, invited Pastor Scott Distler of Gaylord Evangelical Church (center) to give the invocation today and begin a session at the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing.  House lawmakers start each session with a prayer, and lawmakers take turns inviting local clergy to give the invocation.  At left is House…

Boyne City native joins Rep. Cole’s staff

State Representative Triston Cole is pleased to announce Boyne City native Henry Wolf has joined his staff as director of constituent relations. Wolf attended Boyne City Public Schools until moving to Saginaw where he graduated from Nouvel Catholic Central High School. Wolf earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Central Michigan University and enjoys…

Cole named chair of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

House Speaker Tom Leonard announced today that State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, will lead the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serve on other key committees including Energy Policy, Judiciary and Michigan Competitiveness. “I’m thankful for the confidence that Speaker Tom Leonard has in my ability to chair the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee,”…

Rep. Cole announces town hall tour

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, invites residents of Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Montmorency and Oscoda counties to attend one of the town hall tour stops. “It is imperative that I demonstrate transparency and accountability in my office for the residents that I represent,” said Rep. Cole. “The local town hall events offer an opportunity for residents to…

Rep. Cole aids veterans in purchasing fishing licenses

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, visited a local transition home today to assist veterans in purchasing fishing licenses. Rep. Cole escorted veterans from Patriot Place to Jay’s Sporting Goods to purchase the licenses. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, proudly stands alongside local veterans from Patriots Place after escorting them to purchase fishing licenses.  Local transition…

Rep. Cole sworn in for second term as state representative, adds new leadership role

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative for the 105th House District. Rep. Cole was also recently elected House Republican assistant majority floor leader for the 2017-2018 session in the 99th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Cole was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice…

Rep. Cole issues statement on governor’s veto of morel mushroom bill

Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to eliminate the certification mandate on individuals who buy and sell morel mushrooms. Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, issued the following statement in response: “House Bill 5532 amended the state’s food code by exempting morel mushrooms from the certification process.  “I am profoundly disappointed with the…

Rep. Cole ranked among top conservative lawmakers in 2016

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was selected as one of the most conservative lawmakers in Michigan for the 2016 legislative cycle by Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS). Rep. Cole issued the following statement in response: “It has been a true privilege serving in the Michigan House of Representatives. Since taking office two years ago,…

Rep. Cole issues statement on MNRTF local grant funding

Following the announcement of nearly $6 million in grant funding being directed to the 105th House District, State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, issued the following statement:  “On behalf of the 105th House District, I would like to thank the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board for awarding nearly 6 million dollars for environmentally strategic land…