Rep. Cole attends annual State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: Majority Floor Leader Triston Cole, of Mancelona, attended the Governor’s annual State of the State address and was joined by Chairman of the MDOT Transportation Commission, Todd Wyett of Charlevoix (right) and Principal of Versa Real Estate, Greg Erne (left). Cole represents the people of Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Montmorency and Oscoda counties.

Rep. Cole welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona welcomed Father Nicholas Cooper to the state Capitol to give Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Cooper is the current associate pastor of St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a…

Rep. Cole signs Wounded Warrior Family Support vehicle

State Rep. Triston Cole participated in signing the Wounded Warrior Family Support vehicle at the Capitol this afternoon. The vehicle is part of the High Five Tour road trip where Americans from all across the country show their appreciation and support of our nation’s military families for the sacrifices that they make.

Rep. Cole invites Rep.-for-a-Day winner to Capitol

State Rep. Triston Cole today welcomed Grace Moody to the state Capitol. Grace was selected as the winner of Rep. Cole’s summer reading contest. Miss Moody, a first-grader at Grace Baptist Christian School, read a total of 1,221 pages over the course of the summer.

Rep. Cole welcomes 9/11 guest

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, today hosted Otsego County Fire Chief Dave Duffield as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.

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…

Rep. Cole approves real solution to Michigan road-funding crisis

Lawmaker votes to expand tax credits, increases tax relief for middle class families, seniors and young adults State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, voted to approve the House Republican road funding package today, including an amendment he offered that ensures every dollar in the $600 million reserve fund be directly contributed to fixing Michigan’s roads and…

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.

Rep. Cole takes ceremonial oath in Lansing

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Joining the new lawmaker for the event were his wife, Stacy, and their daughters Etta, Adalynne and Ruby. Cole was elected last November to serve the 105th House District…