Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: 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…

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…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes Saugatuck High School Board of Justice Team to Capitol

Students share human trafficking research with legislators, join governor in ceremonial signing of HT legislation Rep. Mary Whiteford today hosted members of a very special group at the Capitol in Lansing. Her guests are members of Saugatuck High School’s Board of Justice team, whose Project Based Learning program this year explored the topic of human…

Rep. Whiteford takes Oath of Office, eager to serve 80th House District

State Rep. Mary Whiteford this week opened her Lansing office to serve the residents of the 80th House District and announced contact information for residents to easily reach her. Rep. Whiteford can be reached by phone at (517) 373-0836, or by email at MaryWhiteford@house.mi.gov. “I feel so honored to have been entrusted by the people of…