Rep. Iden announces FIRST Robotics grants

State Rep. Brandt Iden today announced 2.5 million dollars in state grant awards to several local FIRST Robotics teams. “FIRST teaches students the skills necessary to prepare them to be successful in the 21st century economy,” Iden said. “I am incredibly proud to support this program that will inspire young people to be science and…

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden invites people to talk with him about issues facing Michigan during his October coffee hours. “Hosting coffee hours helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community.”  Iden said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they may have about…

Rep. Iden and Gov. Snyder welcome Portage FIRST Robotics team to state Capitol

State Representative Brandt Iden and Governor Rick Snyder welcomed the World Champion Stryke Force 2767 FIRST Robotics team to the state capitol today.  Stryke Force 2767 competed in the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, defeating more than 3,000 teams from around the world.  The team had to build a robot able to…

Rep. Iden welcomes fire department officials for 9/11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, welcomed Oshtemo Township Fire Chief Mark Barnes and Portage Fire Deputy Chief John Podgorski during today’s 9/11 ceremony to honor members of the military and first responders at the state Capitol.

Rep. Iden invites John Faul to annual State of the State address

PHOTO: State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo (right) tonight welcomed Kalamazoo County Deputy Administrator, John Faul (left) to the Michigan House floor for the State of the State address. The speech is given annually by the governor to provide citizens with an update on the current condition of the state and to detail goals that Michigan’s…

Reps. Maturen and Iden help present check to WMU for diabetes research

PHOTO: State Reps. Dave Maturen, third from right, R-Vicksburg, and Brandt Iden, right, R-Oshtemo, joined the Michigan State Medical Society to help present a check to students of the Homer Stryker Medical School at Western Michigan University. The $2,200 donation will be used by students to research diabetes, a disease that affects almost 30 million…

Speaker Cotter presents Rep. Iden with gift basket after WMU beats CMU

PHOTO: Speaker Kevin Cotter (right), R-Mt. Pleasant, presents Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, with a gift basket following Western Michigan University’s win over Central Michigan University in the schools’ annual football faceoff. Speaker Cotter and Rep. Iden wagered gift baskets full of local products from their respective communities on the game. Speaker Cotter’s wager included beer…