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…