Rep. Howrylak bill that reforms school discipline signed into law

Participating in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bill signing ceremony today of Public Act 364 of 2016 were Rep. Peter Lucido, Rep. Andy Schor, Rep. Adam Zemke, Rep. David LaGrand and Rep. Martin Howrylak. This legislation was part of a bill package that will provide schools with greater discretion regarding the decision to suspend or expel a…

Troy business leader joins Rep. Howrylak for the State of the State Address

State Rep Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by Paul Zapatka, the president for Advanced Home Care, for this evening’s State of the State address. Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual address to the joint session of the House and Senate in the Capitol begins the new legislative session by outlining goals for the upcoming year, while also…

Rep. Howrylak renews commitment to 41st District

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was administered the oath of office today by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the floor of the House of Representatives in Lansing. Joining Rep. Howrylak to officially start his third term representing the 41st District was legislative assistants Amanda Gill and Ray Watts.

Rep. Howrylak, House honor Pearl Harbor survivor

                      State Representative Martin Howrylak joined the Michigan House of Representatives today in honoring Don Bloomfield, a survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. One of the few remaining Michigan-based survivors of Pearl Harbor, Bloomfield received a standing ovation from the House members on the 75th anniversary of the attack.            “The 75th…

Troy Reverend gives invocation at House

Rep. Martin Howrylak and the members of the state House welcomed the Very Reverend Father Mina D. Essak of St. Mark Coptic Church in Troy to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Very Reverend Father Mina D. Essak gave the invocation before the House session in the Capitol building today. “It was an…

Rep. Howrylak welcomes local students as Rep. for a Day

Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, welcomed fifth grader Bryson Miles from Troy Union Elementary and first grader Isabelle Morishita from Clawson Kenwood Elementary to the state capital to take part in the “Rep for a Day” event on Sept. 29. Among the highlights for the students was a swearing-in ceremony on the House floor, a tour…

House adopts Howrylak resolution memorializing the Fall of Saigon

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today introduced a resolution recognizing the week of April 26 through May 2 as Black April Memorial Week. “I am humbled for the opportunity to introduce this resolution to recognize the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives in this conflict and struggles of the Vietnamese refugees,” said Howrylak, R-Troy. “More…

Rep. Howrylak resolution declares April Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan

Lawmaker honors family, foundation  State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by honored guests Randy Gillary, Sue Gillary and Emily Kucinich of the Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation as members of the Legislature and guests today recognized April 2015 as State Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan. Since December 1999, 63 students have lost their lives…

Howrylak, retired teacher attend 2015 State of the State address

State Rep. Martin Howrylak (left), R-Troy, was joined by Janet M. Watts, a retired Detroit Public Schools early elementary teacher and Troy resident, and Ray Watts for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol in Lansing. The governor outlined his plans for his second term during the State of the State speech….

Howrylak visits local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month

State Representative Martin Howrylak celebrated March is Reading Month by visiting local elementary school classrooms. “I want to thank the schools and teachers for welcoming me,” said Howrylak, R-Troy. “Reading is such an important building block for children. I was happy to be able to come to the classrooms and share a favorite story with…

Lt. Governor Calley visits Troy

The Troy Chamber of Commerce hosted Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley at Meritor Inc.’s world headquarters on February 28. He mentioned that one of the things he is very excited about is that Michigan’s population has grown for two straight years. This is no small feat in light of the significant population drop that occurred in…