Speaker Cotter appoints Rep. Cole to serve on Council of State Governments

       Mancelona lawmaker on MLC Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was recently appointed by Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, to serve on The Council of State Governments as a member of The Midwestern Legislative Conference Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for the 2015-2016 biennium. “Rep. Cole has a very…

Rep. Cole honors Boyne City basketball team

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, honored the Boyne City High School boys’ basketball team as semi-finalists in the 2014-15 Class ‘C’ State Championship. Rep. Cole awarded each team member individual tributes acknowledging their valiant efforts in the state tournament and congratulated them. “I was proud to watch Boyne City advance so far in the basketball…

Rep. Cole announces April coffee hours

State Rep. Triston Cole will hold coffee hours on April 20 in Gaylord and Atlanta. On Monday, April 20, Rep. Cole will be available to meet with residents of the 105th House district at Dianna’s Delights, 138 West Main St. in Gaylord from 8 to 9 a.m. and Elks Crossing Café, 12429 State St in…

Northern Michigan lawmakers invite residents to get the facts on Prop 1

Rep. Cole hosts transportation town hall with special guest Rep. Pettalia State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, invites Northern Michigan residents to attend an informational transportation town hall meeting in Gaylord on Friday, April 24. Rep. Cole and special guest House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, will address the May 5 road-funding ballot…

Rep. Cole aims to make state departments more accountable

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, in conjunction with Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, recently introduced legislation to amend the Revised Judicature Act and Administrative Proceedings Acts to make state departments more accountable when they fail to work in good faith with taxpayers. The measures would require such departments to pay any legal costs when they…

Rep. Cole announces March coffee hours

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will hold office hours on March 27 in Antrim County. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District and I am adequately representing their needs and interests in Lansing,” Rep. Cole said. On Friday,…

Cold water for Rep. Cole

Lawmaker participates in Polar Plunge State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, joined fellow Republican lawmakers today by participating in the Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn, which raises awareness for Michigan Special Olympics. Rep. Cole jumped into the frigid pool of water doing a cannonball decked out in summer attire, which included a tee shirt and…

Rep. Cole responds to budget recommendation

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona issued the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2015-16 Michigan budget recommendation: “I am confident that House Republicans will take Gov. Snyder’s recommendation and efficiently and effectively apply the appropriate solutions,” said Cole. “I am eager to delve into Gov. Snyder’s budget proposal to see what works and what…

Rep. Cole hosts transportation town hall for northern Michigan residents

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona invites residents of northern Michigan to attend a Feb. 27 local town hall meeting in Elk Rapids on transportation issues. Cole will provide information on the May ballot proposal for road funding with special guest state Rep. Ray Franz of Onekama. “I have been getting a lot of questions…

Rep. Cole’s rural roots play vital role in House GOP ‘Action Plan’

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona participated in a Capitol news conference this week announcing the release of House Republican Action Plan. The Action Plan provides an in-depth list of several key policy initiatives that will strengthen Michigan’s economy and provide tremendous opportunities for job creation. “The Action Plan presents an all-encompassing framework that forms…

Pastor Troyer opens State of the State session with Rep. Cole

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed Senior Pastor Jerry Troyer and his wife Mary Jo of the Eastport Baptist Church to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Tuesday evening. Troyer delivered the opening invocation to begin the Legislature’s joint session for the governor’s speech.

Cole appointed House agriculture vice-chair, working on 4 additional policy committees

Freshman lawmaker Rep. Triston Cole has been assigned to work on five House policy committees, including serving as second-in-charge of the House Agriculture Committee. Cole was also appointed to the House committees on Energy Policy; Judiciary; Tourism and Outdoor Recreation; and Transportation and Infrastructure. “I’m excited for the opportunity to serve on these committees as…