Rep. Theis welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

State Rep. Lana Theis today welcomed Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Bloomfield of Midland to the House floor today. Bloomfield, 95, is one of three remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened 75 years ago today. He was recognized with a state tribute presented to him by the governor. “I…

Rep. Theis welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis today hosted a very special guest in Lansing when Chase Fajack of Brighton joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.” Chase, who attends Spencer Elementary, was selected as a winner of Rep. Theis’ summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between June and September—invited elementary school students to fill…

Local first responders join Rep. Theis for 9/11 ceremony at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, was joined in the Capitol rotunda by Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian, Howell Fire Department Chief Andy Pless and Hamburg Fire Chief Mark Hogrebe prior to the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the…

Rep. Theis hosts Youth Olympic gold medalist at the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis this week welcomed gold medalist Jake Vedder of Pinckney to the Michigan House floor. Vedder recently won gold for the United States at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Vedder, 18, who won the men’s Snowboard Cross event in February joined Rep. Theis at the Capitol during his visit to Lansing,…

Rep. Theis welcomes reading contest winner to Capitol

  State Rep. Lana Theis today hosted a very special guest when Hannah and Olivia Beam of Hornug Elementary in Brighton joined the lawmaker at the Capitol. Hannah (right) was selected as the winner of Rep. Theis’ summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May and August of 2015—invited elementary school students to…

Michigan police officers no longer need permit to acquire pistol

Rep. Theis bill removing ‘redundant’ requirement signed into law by Gov. Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a measure exempting currently employed and certified police officers from the requirement that they must obtain a purchase license before buying a pistol. Introduced by state Rep. Lana Theis, the legislation extends to police officers a…

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

State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, was joined in the Capitol rotunda by Brighton Police Chief Tom Wightman and Brighton Area Fire Authority Chief Michael O’Brian prior to the Michigan House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their guests during the…

Rep. Theis takes ceremonial oath of office

State Rep. Lana Theis, R- Brighton, is sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. (left). She was joined by (from left) her two children, Jacob and Gabrielle, and husband Sam Theis.