Rep. Runestad invites residents to monthly office hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad will begin hosting monthly coffee hours on the first Saturday of every month. The coffee hours are located throughout the district and no appointment is necessary to attend. The first monthly coffee hours will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at the following times and locations: Dave and Amy’s,9595 Highland Road in White Lake,…

Oakland County lawmakers submit state budget recommendations

Two state representatives from Oakland County have submitted a letter to House Speaker Kevin Cotter and Appropriations Committee Chair Al Pscholka with their ideas for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Reps. Jim Tedder and Jim Runestad Wednesday submitted their budget recommendations after listening to Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget recommendation presentation on Feb. 11. Other representatives…

Runestad encourages to take advantage of free fishing weekend  

State Rep. Jim Runestad is encouraging local residents to take advantage of the Pure Michigan outdoors during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the weekend so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes and…

House lawmakers unveil new plan to continue Michigan’s positive momentum in the 2015-16 term

State Rep. Jim Runestad today participated in a Capitol news conference to announce important priorities for the current legislative session to spur job growth and make government more efficient and accountable. House Republican lawmakers outlined their top priorities as the 2015-16 legislative session gets under way. Runestad said he looks forward to working with his…

Rep. Runestad invites residents to monthly office hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad will begin hosting monthly coffee hours on the first Saturday of every month. The coffee hours are located throughout the district and no appointment is necessary to attend. The first monthly coffee hours will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at the following times and locations: Dave and Amy’s,9595 Highland Road in White Lake,…

Rep. Runestad sponsors event giving foster kids a chance to tell their story

State Rep. Jim Runestad helped sponsor Oakland County’s second annual KidSpeak event in Pontiac on Monday, Jan. 26. The event gives a voice to area youth in the foster care system. “As a foster parent, I have seen what these kids go through and I am honored to help give them an opportunity to share…

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Runestad named vice chair of House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors

State Rep. Jim Runestad was named vice chair of the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors. In addition he will serve on three additional House committees for the 2015-2016 term. Runestad was also named to the House Committees on Local Government, Insurance and Judiciary. “As a foster parent myself I am eager to serve…

Rep. Runestad takes the ceremonial oath of office

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, today took the ceremonial oath of office in the state Capitol. The oath was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. (left). He was joined at the Capitol by his daughter Kayla, left, and his wife  Kathy, right.

Runestad takes oath of office in White Lake

State Rep. Jim Runestad this week took the oath of office at the township hall in White Lake with family, friends and supporters. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, was elected last November as the new Michigan House lawmaker for the 44th District. Judge Michael Warren administered the oath during the local swearing-in ceremony. “I was elected…

Rep. Runestad opens Lansing office

State Rep. Jim Runestad (right) talks with constituent relations aide Patrick Murray in the 44th House District legislative office. Runestad, R-White Lake Township, moved into the office this week. Murray and Joe Martin will staff the office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in Room 893…

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Runestad opens Lansing office, announces staff

State Rep. Jim Runestad this week officially opened his Lansing office to serve White Lake, Highland, Milford, Springfield and Waterford residents, and also announced key contact information for residents to reach him and his staff. “As a new lawmaker, I want to stress the importance of residents contacting my office if they ever have questions…