Rep. Whiteford announces December office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will host local office hours on Friday, Dec. 15. “Listening to the concerns of members of the community is a very important aspect of my job,” Whiteford said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to speak with my neighbors about how I can better serve…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Kaylor family to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford presented a legislative tribute to the Kaylor family of Allegan County on behalf of their work in raising awareness for lung cancer. From left, Rep. Whiteford, Crissy, Debbi, Petra, and Cheryl.

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, right, welcomed Reverend Sarah Farkas, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Farkas is a pastor at Rectify Church in Allegan and serves as chaplain for the Allegan County Jail.  They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.  

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Medal of Honor Recipient to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan and his wife Chérie to the state Capitol. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor from President Trump in July for his valor in saving the lives of 10 members of his platoon at the Battle of Nui Yon Hill in May 1969.

Rep. Whiteford joined by first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, hosted Graafschap Fire Chief Doug DenBleyker and Fennville Fire Chief Sarah Bushee for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past…

Rep. Whiteford tours state psychiatric facilities with mental health task force

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, left, joined her colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Whiteford said it was beneficial to learn more about the Hawthorne Center in Northville, which provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents, and the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Saline,…

Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee today. Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Brown spoke in support of legislation which will allow local school districts to find the best qualified teachers for special education programs without restrictive…

Rep. Whiteford tours local Allegan County manufacturers

State Rep. Mary Whiteford visited five Allegan County manufacturers including Key Gas, Allegan Tubular, Ropes Courses Inc., B&G Custom Works and Wolverine Hardwoods on Wednesday. Whiteford said  she learned a lot about the importance of open communication between job creators, educators and local governments to create a better Allegan County for businesses as well as families….

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Rep. Whiteford elected to 2017-18 House leadership position

Allegan County lawmaker will serve as majority caucus vice chair  State Rep. Mary Whiteford has been elected by her peers to serve as majority caucus vice chair for the 2017-2018 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am humbled and honored to be selected by my colleagues to help lead the House next…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes reading contest winners to Capitol

Otsego and Martin students recognized for achievement Kaitlyn Smith, a third-grader from Dix Street Elementary, and Abe Dykstra, a fifth-grader from Brandon Elementary School, were recognized at the state Capitol Thursday as the winners of state Rep. Mary Whiteford’s summer reading contest. The contest required participants to read 10 books over the summer break and…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Allegan County law enforcement to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops and Allegan County Undersheriff Frank Baker join state Rep. Mary Whiteford in the Capitol rotunda as her guests during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included…

Fennville students join Rep. Whiteford in House Natural Resources Committee

Students present ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ project to legislators State Rep. Mary Whiteford today welcomed a group of students from Fennville High School to the Capitol where they gave a special presentation to the House Natural Resources Committee. The students, along with their science teacher Carole McNeal, joined Rep. Whiteford in sharing with the committee…