Rep. Sheppard welcomes Dundee Elementary School students to Capitol

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed fifth-grade students from Dundee Elementary School in Dundee to the Capitol Tuesday. “It’s encouraging to see students from our community get a hands-on understanding of state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “This is a great experience for these young people.”    

Rep. Sheppard welcomes Jackman Road Elementary students to Capitol

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed students from Jackman Road Elementary School in Temperance to the Capitol on June 6. “I’m excited to see young students interested in state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “It’s so important that they learn about the significant role the Legislature plays and I encourage them to be informed and…

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…