Rep. Maturen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

                        PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dave Maturen welcomed Pastor James Sunnock to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives.  Sunnock is the lead pastor of Victory Life Church in Battle Creek.  Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker…

Maturen hosts Kalamazoo County commissioner at State of the State

  State Rep. Dave Maturen of Vicksburg, left, welcomed Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Gisler to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Maturen invited Gisler to sit alongside him in the House chamber while Gov. Rick Snyder presented his agenda for the year.

Rep. Maturen invites Marshall mayor to State of the State address

State Rep. David Maturen, left, today welcomed Marshall Mayor Jack Reed, right, to the Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Maturen, R-Vicksburg, invited Reed to join him in the House chamber to listen to Gov. Rick Snyder speak about his plan to continue moving Michigan forward in the coming year. ###…

Rep. Maturen sworn in for second term

State Rep. David Maturen, R-Vicksburg, took the oath of office today, kicking off his second term as the 99th Legislature convened for the first time. He was joined at the ceremony by his wife Nancy and daughter Celeste. The oath was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman.

Rep. Maturen hosts local police chief at state Capitol

Chief Heppler joins lawmaker in Lansing for 9/11 ceremony PHOTO: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, today welcomed Jeff Heppler, police chief for the Village of Augusta and the City of Galesburg, to the state Capitol for the annual 9/11 ceremony hosted by the Michigan House of Representatives. The ceremony marked the 15th anniversary of the…

Rep. Maturen, Sen. Nofs welcome Marshall girls’ basketball team

PHOTO: State Rep. David Maturen, R-Brady Township, joined Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, today in welcoming the Marshall High School girls’ basketball team to the state Capitol. The lawmakers presented the team and coaching staff with a special tribute congratulating them on the Class B state championship they won on March 19. “The Redhawks worked…

Reps. Maturen, Bizon welcome Michigan Youth Challenge Academy to Capitol

PHOTO: Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Brady Township (front right) is shown recognizing a group of 118 graduates from the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy on the House floor today as Rep. Dr. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek (front left) looks on. In back are MYCA Director Lt. Col. (ret.) Jefferey Connell, left, and Master Sgt. Brian Czerniak, right….

Rep. Maturen welcomes Calhoun County official to State of the State address

PHOTO: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg (left) tonight welcomed Calhoun County Board of Commissioners Chairman Derek King (right) 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…

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…

Rep. Maturen welcomes Ryan Elementary students to Lansing

PHOTO: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, welcomed local students from Richland’s Ryan Elementary to Lansing. The students were formally introduced by Rep. Maturen on the House of Representatives floor following a tour of the Capitol. ###

Rep. Maturen welcomes local first responders to Lansing

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, hosted Marshall Director of Public Safety Jim Schwartz and South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority Chief Tracy McMillan at the state Capitol for a ceremony honoring local heroes. First responders and soldiers from across the state were welcomed by lawmakers to attend a ceremony to mark the anniversary of…

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….