Representative Garcìa invites local residents to April office hours

State Representative Daniela. R. Garcìa would like to invite residents of Ottawa County to her local office hours on Monday, April 3. “I encourage residents of Ottawa County to attend these monthly events,” Garcìa said. “I enjoy hearing what people have to say, and informing them about what is going on in Lansing.” Locations and…

Representative García celebrates March is Reading Month by visiting local schools

As March is Reading Month comes to a close, State Representative Daniela R. García visited four Ottawa County elementary schools to read to students. “I enjoy sharing my love of reading with students in our community,” García said. “Reading is the foundation of learning. I was happy to see all of the students engaged and…

Representative García votes to increase government transparency

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, voted today for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. The 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

School schedule legislation approved by House committee

Legislation introduced by State Representative Daniela R. García, which will return school schedule decisions to local districts, was approved today by the House Education Reform Committee. Specifically, the bill grants districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules in addition to removing both from contract negotiations. “The individual needs of students, their families and…

Representative García supports criminal justice reform legislation

State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland voted this week in support to advance a package of Senate bills that will reform the Michigan’s corrections system and help reduce costs to Michigan taxpayers. “Michigan is spending $2 billion annually for our corrections system as a whole and an average of $35,000 per prisoner. The time…

Representative Garcia honors Black River Public School’s commitment with state tribute

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, recognized Black River Public School’s 20 years as an outstanding public charter school in Holland with a state of Michigan Tribute on Monday. “Black River Public School combines a Montessori elementary school with a college-prep middle school and high school to provide an education that is second to…

Representative García hosts Holland student as ‘Representative for a Day’

Katriya Murphy spent her summer dedicated to reading, earning a trip to the state Capitol and serving as a “Representative for a Day” with state Representative Daniela R. García today. Murphy, a homeschool student from Holland, read an impressive 310 books to earn the honor while participating in Representative García’s Summer Reading Contest in 2016….

Representative García honors Vanderbilt Charter Academy for 20 years in education

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, helped celebrate Vanderbilt Charter Academy’s 20 years providing exceptional education to the Holland region with a State of Michigan Tribute today. “To achieve its lofty goals, an institution like Vanderbilt Charter Academy must be focused and unified,” García said in the tribute. “Vanderbilt Charter Academy has attained its…

Representative Garcia to host Senior Consumer Education forum

Anti-scam event scheduled for Feb. 24 at Herrick District Library State Representative Daniela R. Garcia of Holland will host an event to share the telltale signs of scams through phone calls, mail, email and text message on Friday, Feb. 24. The presentation will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Herrick District Library, located at 300…

Representative García invites local residents to Feb. 6 office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland is inviting Ottawa County residents to join her for in-district office hours scheduled in Hudsonville, Zeeland and Holland on Monday, Feb. 6. “Office hours haven been an invaluable platform for me to listen to my fellow Ottawa County residents,” García said. “Feedback is critical for me to be…