Rep. Runestad votes to protect Michigan’s children

Landmark bipartisan plan recently approved by state House State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, recently voted to strengthen Michigan’s response to criminal sexual conduct by penalizing sexual predators, helping survivors and protecting Michigan’s residents. “Although the moral and administrative failure at Michigan State affected hundreds of girls and young women, sexual misconduct goes beyond…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on June 8

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, June 8. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming…

Rep. Runestad testifies on plan to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Legislation gives law enforcement the resources to help vulnerable adults State Rep. Jim Runestad today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation to better protect senior citizens from abuse by giving law enforcement the resources to make accurate observations about incidents and assist officers in their investigations. “Some…

Rep. Runestad, House advance plan to protect due process rights

Bill prevents police from keeping the property of innocent people State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake today voted to approve a plan protecting the civil liberties of all people in Michigan. The legislation will still allow law enforcement to seize property based on probable cause, but requires a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on May 11

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, May 11. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming…

Rep. Runestad hosts over 3,700 in tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jim Runestad was joined by thousands of residents from the 44th District during his live tele-town hall on Tuesday evening. “I appreciate people taking time out of their busy evening schedules to talk about the important issues facing Michigan,” Rep. Runestad said. “It’s vital to keep in touch with residents in southeast Michigan…

Rep. Runestad unveils plan to help protect seniors from abuse

State Rep. Jim Runestad today announced a plan to help better identify signs of abuse in senior citizens and other vulnerable adults. Runestad, of White Lake, said older residents who rely on others for care are particularly susceptible to physical and emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, nearly…

Rep. Runestad reschedules April office hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake rescheduled his upcoming local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford from Friday, April 13 to Friday, April 20. Coffee hours will take place at the following times and locations: • 8 to 9 a.m. at Leo’s Coney Island, 6845 Highland Road in White Lake; • 10…

Rep. Runestad to host consumer education event on April 16

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Monday, April 16. This month’s presentation will feature information on how to avoid identity theft and what should be done in the event of a stolen identity. “This is a great opportunity to…

Rep. Runestad demands answers for car insurance rate increases

White Lake lawmaker wants more transparency from state organization State Rep. Jim Runestad, a member of the House Insurance Committee, today called for the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to share more information to justify a $22 per vehicle increase to Michigan resident’s automobile insurance for the year starting on July 1, 2018. The Michigan Catastrophic…

Rep. Runestad wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jim Runestad celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to over 900 students at four elementary schools in White Lake and Milford. March is Reading Month is an annual event designed to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Runestad visited classrooms at Lakewood, Kurtz, Oxbow and Johnson…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on April 13

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, April 13. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of…