Rep. Runestad supports wounded veterans

State Rep. Jim Runestad signed the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour car on Sept. 28. The High Five Tour is a 48-state road trip across America thanking our country’s military families. Donations were raised onsite to help build the Corporal Jason Dunham Traumatic Brain Injury Facility for combat-wounded veterans.

House speaker gives oath to national convention delegate

State Rep. Jim Runestad joins House Speaker Tom Leonard on the House floor for the swearing in of Milford resident Thomas Llewellyn as delegate to the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention of States. The event, comprised of delegates selected by each state legislature, will be held in Phoenix later this month.

Rep. Runestad nominates Milford local as delegate to national convention

State Rep. Jim Runestad congratulates Thomas Llewellyn of Milford, upon his nomination as delegate to the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention of States.  The state of Arizona is hosting the event comprised of delegates selected by each state legislature. Llewellyn is the representative from the state of Michigan and will be formally sworn in…

Rep. Runestad hosts Milford police officer at state Capitol

Lt. Michael Lauridsen attends 9/11 Memorial Ceremony with lawmaker State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, welcomed Lt. Michael Lauridsen of the Milford Police Department to the Michigan state Capitol for the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony hosted by the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday. The ceremony, held on the House floor, marked the 15th anniversary…

Rep. Runestad welcomes local student as Rep. for a Day

Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, welcomed third grade Dublin Elementary student Maddie Bruss to the state capital to take part in the “Rep for a Day” event. Among the highlights for the students was a swearing-in ceremony on the House floor, a tour of the Capitol building and participation in a mock committee hearing. “I…

Local first responders join Rep. Runestad for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, was joined today on the Capitol rotunda by White Lake Township Police Chief Adam Kline and Milford Chief of Police Tom Lindberg prior to the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their guests…

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…

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…