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…

Rep. Cole’s dog collar bill heads to governor

Legislation prohibits the removal of collars from hunting dogs The Michigan Senate approved yesterday state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to prohibit the removal of collars from hunting dogs. “I am proud to sponsor House Bill 5215 with support from both chambers in the Legislature that will outlaw the removal of collars from hunting dogs,” said…

Rep. Cole and local guests join governor for ceremonial bill signing

Lawmaker welcomes residents to Capitol for ORV legislation LANSING, MI – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed local residents to the Capitol today for a bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder in recognition of legislation recently enacted into law that will open forest roads to ORV use. In late September, Gov. Rick Snyder signed into…

Rep. Cole elected to House Republican assistant majority floor leader

LANSING – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was elected House Republican assistant majority floor leader today for the 2017-2018 session in the 99th Michigan Legislature. “It is truly a privilege to have the honor of serving in the Michigan House of Representatives and being elected to a leadership position during Michigan’s comeback era is just…

Governor signs Rep. Cole’s ORV bill

Law will open forest roads to ORV use unless marked closed   Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation requiring the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to allow motorized use on forest roads unless otherwise marked closed. House Bill 5275, now Public Act 288 of 2016, will open forest roads…