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…

Legislation would give local school districts flexibility in setting calendar

State Representative Daniela R. García of Holland introduced legislation today to establish better schedule flexibility for local school districts. “The needs of the students and families of the district call for this legislation, allowing the administration to set an annual calendar well in advance of the upcoming school year,” García said. “If we’re truly focusing…

Representative Garcia to help lead Commerce and Trade Committee

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, was named as vice chair of the House Commerce and Trade Committee on Thursday. She is dedicated to working with the business community to continue to build a better business climate in Michigan. “Our state’s future is dependent on improving the economic environment for businesses and assisting them…

Rep. Garcia resolution honors birth defect awareness efforts

A resolution introduced by state Rep. Daniela R. Garcia, of Holland, to honor and recognize families affected by an abdominal birth defect received unanimous support on the House floor today. The resolution declares Tuesday, Jan. 31, as Omphalocele Awareness Day in Michigan. An omphalocele is a birth defect that prevents the abdominal wall from closing…

Father, county commissioner joins Rep. García for Capitol speech

PHOTO INFORMATION: Ottawa County Commissioner Frank Garcia was the guest of his daughter, state Rep. Daniela R. García, R-Holland, at the State of the State speech in the Capitol on Tuesday. Before being sworn in as Commissioner in December 2016, his professional career included serving as Holland Public School Superintendent from 2004-08, principal of Holland…

Commerce Township business owner joins Rep. Kesto for State of the State speech

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, had George Earhart (left) and Jack Tatigan (right) of OT Investigations and Associates join him as guests for the State of the State address Tuesday at the state Capitol. Earhart is the chief operation manager and Tatigan is owner and president at the Commerce Township-based OT Investigations,…

Rep. Garcia takes oath of office to represent 90th District

State Rep. Daniela R. García was sworn in as representative of 90th District today, reciting the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman while her hand rested on her grandfather’s Spanish-language Bible. Joining Rep. García were her parents, Frank and Yolanda. “This is an honor given to me by the residents…

Rep. Garcia bill protecting medication services signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daniela R. García that maintains a hospital’s ability to manage an automated prescription device within its facility or at an affiliated location was signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder. “Health care facilities will be able to continue to deliver their pharmacy services as is across the state of…

Automated prescription device legislation approved by Senate

LANSING – Legislation written by state Rep. Daniela García, which continues a hospital’s ability to maintain an automated prescription device within its facility or an affiliated location, was approved by the state Senate Wednesday and is headed to the governor’s desk. House Bill 5877 is in response to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations that…