Rep. Howell welcomes Lapeer County students to Capitol

Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch recently welcomed several groups of students from Lapeer County to his office in Lansing. One group consisted of high school juniors from the Lapeer County Education Tech Center’s “Careers in Education” class. The second group of students were from the Imlay City Christian School. This group of mostly 1st and 2nd graders came…

Rep. Howell meets with Harmony Hall group at the Capitol

Photo Information: Rep. Howell, of North Branch, welcomed staff and friends of the Harmony Hall rehabilitation program for lunch on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday. “This wonderful group of people brought a big smile to my face. I am honored to have such a special community mental health facility in my district,” Howell said. “I…

Rep. Howell meets with Fall of Saigon veterans

Rep. Howell met with veterans of the former South Vietnamese Army in Lansing to remember and solemnize the Fall of Saigon, which took place on April 30, 1975. Many of the men who were present for the remembrance fought to defend South Vietnam. “As a Vietnam-era veteran (Korea, 1970), I was proud to stand with…

Rep. Howell tours Team Work facility

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch recently toured the Team Work facility located in Lapeer. Accompanying him on the tour were Ann Zettle, executive director of Team Work, and Mike Burke, Elba Township fire chief. Team Work has collaborated with the Golf Ball Divers Association to sort and package 1.2 million golf balls per…

Rep. Howell welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch, right, welcomed Greg Bullen, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Bullen is the director of family ministries at Calvary Bible Church in Lapeer. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. Howell named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by local Safari Club

State Rep. Gary Howell of Lapeer was recently honored by the regional chapter of the Safari Club International as “Legislator of the Year” at its annual banquet. “As chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, I look forward to working closely with this fine organization to preserve and enhance hunting and fishing opportunities in our…

Rep. Howell welcomes Foreign Exchange students to Capitol

On Wednesday, February 15, state Representative Gary Howell welcomed students from the American Field Service’s Foreign Student Exchange Program to the state Capitol. Representative Howell visited with Anne Rosenau from Germany (currently attending Marlette High School), Hoa Phuong from Germany (Imlay City High School), and Sia Fomba from Sierra Leone (Imlay City High School). In…

Rep. Howell welcomes local editor to State of the State

State Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch, is joined on the House floor by Jeff Hogan, editor of the Lapeer County Press for the State of the State address, during which the governor outlines his agenda for the coming year. Howell is allowed to invite one guest to join him on the floor for the address….