Rep. Afendoulis welcomes honored guest to the Capitol

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township today welcomed Bob Feighner to the Capitol, presenting him with a legislative tribute.  Feighner is a World War II veteran who served as a torpedoman in the United States Navy at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. He will be 92 years old this week. Bob and his…

Rep. Afendoulis likes budget emphasis on training, education

Rep. Chris Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township found many positives from Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017-18 budget presentation today before a joint session of the House and Senate Appropriations committees. “I believe it’s crucial that we continue to look for ways to make state government more effective, efficient, and accountable for Michigan taxpayers,” said Afendoulis, a…

Rep. Afendoulis to host coffee hour event on Feb. 10

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis welcomes residents to join him at 8-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, for coffee hours in the East Grand Rapids Community Center to discuss key state government issues. The community center is located at 750 Lakeside Drive SE in Grand Rapids. “Coffee hours are a great opportunity to meet with and…

Afendoulis to help lead state budget discussion

Representative named to House Appropriations Committee State Rep. Chris Afendoulis will serve as chair of the committee reviewing and recommending state budgeting for community college funding for the next two years, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, was assigned to the House Appropriations Committee, which is divided into 16 subcommittees to…

Afendoulis takes ceremonial oath in Lansing

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. Joining the 73rd House District lawmaker for the event was his wife, Phyllis. Afendoulis was first elected in November 2014 to represent the city of East Grand Rapids…

Afendoulis supports House road funding plan

 $1.2B package balances new and existing revenue with tax relief The Michigan House Wednesday passed a $1.2 billion bipartisan annual funding plan that incorporates recommendations from the governor and the Senate to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. “One of my main goals coming to Lansing was to find a common-sense, long-term solution to…

Rep. Afendoulis selected to fill committee vacancy

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, this week was appointed by House Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on the House Committee on Criminal Justice. The new assignment is in addition to Rep. Afendoulis’ current responsibilities on the House Committee on Appropriations. “Rep. Afendoulis has provided valuable leadership throughout the budget process and in his…

Rep. Afendoulis on special roads committee

  New House panel to address infrastructure funding issues State Representative Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, was appointed this week to serve on the newly formed committee tasked with seeking solutions for Michigan’s infrastructure needs. House Speaker Kevin Cotter earlier this week announced the creation of the seven-member, bipartisan House Committee on Roads and Economic…

Reps. Afendoulis, VerHeulen to host Senior Brigade Day

State Reps. Chris Afendoulis and Rob VerHeulen today announced they will host a Senior Brigade Day to inform local seniors and their caretakers about different types of scams and how to protect against them. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Rockford Community Cabin, located at 220 N….

Rep. Afendoulis looks forward to reading to local students

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis will be stopping by several local elementary schools and reading to area students in observance of March is Reading Month. Rep. Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, emphasizes that reading is fundamental to a child’s long-term success. “I’m excited to meet with students and to help them foster a love for reading,” Rep….

Rep. Afendoulis to help lead criminal law reform workgroup

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis today announced he will co-chair a House workgroup tasked with reforming Michigan’s criminal laws.  Afendoulis will co-chair the workgroup with Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth. “I look forward to working with Rep. Heise and my other colleagues to bring common-sense reforms and improve consistency within Michigan criminal law,” said Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids…