Rep. Sheppard’s plan increases penalties for texting while driving

State Rep. Jason Sheppard this week introduced legislation to increase the fines for drivers who text while driving. Sheppard’s plan increases the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500. “When we get behind the wheel, we are…

Rep. Sheppard joined by small business owner for State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by Andy Gill, Owner of Andrew Gill Insurance Associates in Lambertville, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Rep. Sheppard represents the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.

Rep. Sheppard announces February office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming local office hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; Monday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to…

Rep. Sheppard to lead House Government Operations Committee

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today was appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Government Operations Committee. Sheppard said the Government Operations Committee, which guides House discussions on a wide range of policy proposals, will be one of just four main committees with the authority to advance legislation to the House…

Rep. Sheppard joined by family for opening of the 100th Legislature

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by his family at the state Capitol Wednesday to officially open the 100th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Sheppard was administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Melissa Henning (sister), Michael Henning (brother-in-law), Melissa Sheppard (wife), Sue Perry (mother), and…

Rep. Sheppard elected to vital Michigan House leadership position for 2019-20

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today was named to a key leadership role by his Michigan House colleagues for the 2019-20 legislative session. Sheppard will serve as the majority caucus whip, a job of critical importance in communicating key information among legislators. Sheppard will inform colleagues about important issues and decisions coming up on…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: School safety grants will benefit southeast Michigan

State Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard this week welcomed the announcement of $25 million in grants to improve school building safety across Michigan, including money specifically for schools in Monroe County and southern Wayne County. Both legislators have voted in favor of school safety initiatives in the state Legislature, including approval of the money…

Rep. Sheppard schedules ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ dates for October

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his October in-district office hours. Times and locations are as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 10: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Gander’s Family Restaurant, 4219 Luna Pier Road in Luna Pier. Monday, Oct. 15: 8-9 a.m. at Old 23 Grill, 3168 Lewis…

Rep. Sheppard announces in-district office hours Oct. 1

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, welcomes residents to meet with him for local, in-district office hours. Residents can sit down with Rep. Sheppard Monday, Oct. 1, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy in Monroe. “Hearing from residents during monthly office hours allows me to accurately represent the voices of…

Rep. Sheppard schedules ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ dates for September

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his September in-district office hours. Times and locations are as follows: Friday, Sept. 14 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Erie Restaurant, 9788 S. Dixie Hwy. in Erie. Thursday, Sept. 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. at DaCapo…

Rep. Sheppard honors local first responders at Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremony

    PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today hosted Detective Rob Moody (left) and Detective Mike McClain (right) of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for the House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. The observance at the state Capitol memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty in…

Come sit down with Rep. Sheppard this Friday

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him for coffee and conversation this Friday, Aug. 24 at Ottawa Lake Co-Op Elevator Co., 7433 Lynch Road in Ottawa Lake from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact…