Rep. Afendoulis invites residents to November office hours

State Rep. Chris Afendoulis today announced his upcoming office hours for the month of November. “Office hours are the best way for people to express their questions or concerns about state government,” Afendoulis said. “I encourage everyone to attend my office hours.” Rep. Afendoulis will be available at the following time and location: Tuesday, Nov….

Afendoulis opposes auto insurance proposal, urges legislative leaders to seek beneficial reform

State Representative Chris Afendoulis (R-Grand Rapids Township) today announced his opposition to House Bill 5013, which seeks to amend Michigan’s Auto No-Fault system and is currently being debated by the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill would effectively dismantle the policy which has provided Michigan’s motorists with the best coverage in the nation for nearly…

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

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Chris Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids, hosted guests Plainfield Township Fire Chief Steve McKellar and Courtland Township Fire Chief Steve Mojzuk 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…

Reps. Albert and Afendoulis to host senior seminar

State Reps. Chris Afendoulis and Thomas Albert today announced a special event for seniors in Kent County. The “Senior Seminar” hosted by Afendoulis and Albert will provide valuable information for seniors to use to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud. The event is in partnership with the office of Attorney General Bill Schuette, and…

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…