Rep. Sheppard welcomes special guest for State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, left, welcomed Dr. James Hardie, right, to the House chamber for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Sheppard, R-Temperance, invited Hardie, an optometrist in Lambertville, to serve as his guest while Gov. Rick Snyder discussed his priorities for the year. ###  

Rep. Sheppard pays tribute to Head Start on 50th anniversary

Lawmaker recognizes most successful, long-term federal program in history LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard today gave tribute to the Michigan Head Start Association (MHSA) in honor of the overwhelmingly successful federal program’s 50th anniversary. “Not only does Head Start provide academic help, but it also provides living-wage jobs in our most needy communities,”…

Rep. Sheppard’s first bill approved by Gov. Snyder

Package deregulates air guns, redefines ‘firearm’ Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a legislative package narrowing Michigan’s definition and regulation of firearms to exclude airsoft, BB, pellet and other pneumatic guns. Included in the package is state Rep. Jason Sheppard’s House Bill 4152, the freshman legislator’s first to receive gubernatorial approval since beginning his…

Rep. Sheppard leaps to support Special Olympics

Lawmaker, colleagues take dip for Polar Plunge event LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard joined his colleagues this afternoon for an icy plunge in support of Special Olympics Michigan. Despite below-freezing temperatures on the Capitol lawn, the southeast Michigan representative embraced the challenge of the 4th Annual Legislative Polar Plunge.

#MIstory: Sheppard’s office doubles as gallery for local artists

When lawmakers arrive in Lansing to prepare for a new term, their office walls are like a blank canvas. Which over time, often blossom into welcoming displays with local Michigan charm. State Rep. Jason Sheppard has Monroe-area art on display in his Lansing office, and when visitors come to the office they have the opportunity to learn…

Sheppard brings Monroe art to Lansing

Lawmaker impressed with local art on display in office State Rep. Jason Sheppard has Monroe-area art on display in his Lansing office, and the pieces—all created by artists from the local community—feature renditions of various locales around Michigan, as well as some abstract impressions of the state. “I’m ecstatic that I can share a part of…

Sheppard, special guests attend Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was joined by his wife, Melissa (not pictured), and special guests Adam McLaughlin of LPL Financial (right) and Tracy Oberlieter (left), Monroe Bank & Trust senior vice president and Monroe Ducks Unlimited chairman, for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol. ###

Rep. Sheppard opens Lansing office serving the 56th District

LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance (right), works with legislative aide Jacob McLaughlin of Monroe on Thursday in the 56th House District office. This week, Sheppard officially opened the legislative office across the street from the Michigan Capitol. McLaughlin and colleague Jaclyn Chrzanowski will staff the office, which is open from 9 a.m. to…

Sheppard sworn into Michigan House to represent 56th District

Family, friends, community join Monroe Courthouse ceremony State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was sworn into office this week as a member of the 98th Legislature by Chief Judge Pro Tempore Michael A. Weipert. Sheppard’s wife, Melissa, other family members, friends and members of the community attended the ceremony at the Monroe Circuit Courthouse Wednesday afternoon….