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 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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Rep. Iden welcomes ‘Michigan’s youngest representatives’ to state Capitol

State Rep. Brandt Iden this week welcomed three students from the 61st House District to join him at the Capitol, so that all three could be named “Representatives for a Day.” Samantha Cotter, along with sisters Sophie and Lily Brendlinger, were selected as winners of Rep. Iden’s summer reading contest. The reading contest – which…

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Rep. Iden hosts Undersheriff Matyas at state Capitol

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, welcomes Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas to the state Capitol for a ceremony honoring first responders. Local heroes from across the state were invited by legislators to attend the ceremony to remember victims and honor heroes who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The names of…

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Lawmakers visit local business park

  PHOTO CUTLINE: Michigan lawmakers met with community and business leaders from the west side of the state this week at the Midlink Business Park. Pictured from left to right: state Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton; Midlink Vice President of Property Management Rob Britigan; Comstock Township Treasurer Bret Padgett; state Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo; state Rep….

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Iden sworn into office today in Lansing

State Rep. Brandt Iden was sworn into office at the Michigan Capitol today as the 98th Legislature convened its first session. Iden was joined by his parents, Ron and Bonnie, and sister, Ashlyn. “I’m very happy to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the 61st District, and I look forward to working to…