Rep. Cole invites local residents to attend ‘Coffee with Cole’

State Representative Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this March to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I want to get to know constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District and I represent…

Rep. Cole approves resolution creating “Ag Week” in Michigan

Today the Michigan House of Representatives approved a resolution deeming March 13-19, 2016, as Agriculture Week in the state of Michigan. State Rep. Triston Cole, vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee issued the following statement regarding passage of House Resolution 230: “I am extremely supportive of this resolution and I feel compelled to tout…

Rep. Cole aids in repeal of outdated agriculture laws

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation to repeal outdated agricultural laws. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, sponsored House Bill 5052 to repeal Public Act 340 of 1913, which prohibits the sale of unwholesome calves, pigs, and other livestock. “The definition of ‘unwholesome’ includes provisions regarding food quality and requirements for the sale of…

Rep. Cole encourages Northern Michigan residents to join free fishing weekend

  State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, encourages anglers to partake in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Free Fishing Weekend this Feb. 13 and 14. The department is waiving fishing license requirements for the upcoming weekend so residents and tourists across the state looking to drop a line will be able to enjoy Michigan’s…

GOP lawmakers introduce constitutional carry bill

Legislation removes requirement for government permit Legislation enabling law-abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons for self-protection without possessing a government-issued permit to do so was introduced today by four House Republicans. House Bills 5301-5304 were introduced by state Reps. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville; Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; and Jim Runestad, R-White Lake. The bill…

Rep. Cole joins guests at local SnoDrift Rally

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed special guests to the 2016 SnoDrift Rally in Montmorency County last weekend. The Sno*Drift Rally featured two days of racing on Montmorency County roads over snow and ice. It was the only planned snow event on the Rally America National Championship schedule, attracting more than 30 domestic and international…

Rep. Cole highlights first stop on town hall tour

State Representative Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, recently completed his first the 2015 Year-in-Review Town Hall Tour.The Year-In-Review meeting was held at the senior activity center in Bellaire on Monday, Jan. 25. A number of individuals braved the fierce winter temperatures to hear Rep. Cole highlight his accomplishments as state representative in 2015. One of the many…

Rep. Cole welcomes Friske Orchards owner to Capitol for State of the State address

LANSING, MI – Mancelona lawmaker State Rep. Triston Cole, right, welcomed Ellsworth natives Richard Friske, left, and his wife Wendy, middle, during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address at the state Capitol Tuesday night. Friske is a farmer and owner of, the multi generation, Friske Orchards. “Richard and his wife are very involved…

Rep. Cole announces 2016 town hall tour

State Rep. Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to attend his 2016 year- in-review town hall meetings. “It is my overall goal to ensure transparency in my office and the 105th House District. The presentation I have prepared will provide a broad overview of what happened in 2015 and what I plan to…

Rep. Cole kicks off 2016 with coffee hours

State Rep. Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this January to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District and…

Rep. Cole ranked among top conservative lawmakers in 2015

LANSING – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was selected as one of the top conservative lawmakers in Michigan by Michigan Independent Research Service (MIRS). State Rep. Triston Cole issued the following statement in response: “It has been a true privilege serving in the Michigan House of Representatives. Since taking office nearly one year ago, I…