Rep. Hughes, Bletsch family testify for victim statements bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Holly Hughes (right) today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, supporting legislation to require convicted criminals hear victim impact statements during a sentencing hearing. The committee later unanimously approved the bill. The legislation was inspired by a Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch was allowed to leave…

Rep. Hughes sponsors Go Red Day resolution

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague was the main sponsor of a resolution to bring awareness to women’s health issues related to heart disease and stroke on Thursday. The Go Red For Women measure was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives, encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 3. Hughes (center) was…

Rep. Hughes invites, honors Schmidt at state Capitol

State Rep. Holly Hughes presented a tribute to Muskegon County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Schmidt during the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs meeting today in Lansing. Deputy Schmidt joined Rep. Hughes during a 9/11 ceremony to honor members of the military and first responders at the state Capitol.

Rep. Hughes, Sullivan Township residents testify for HB 5330

State Rep. Holly Hughes (left) testifies to the House Committee on Natural Resources on Tuesday, April 12, in Lansing. Hughes was joined by Sullivan Township Treasurer Tammy Gillette and her husband, Brent, while speaking in support of transferring state DNR land for a small township park in House Bill 5330.

Rep. Hughes joins family, school officials in testifying on Privacky Law

Nancee Privacky (right) speaks in support of House Bill 4046, which was written by Rep. Holly Hughes (left), before the House Committee on Transportation today in Lansing. The legislation is also called the “Privacky Law” for Nancee Privacky’s two children who were killed a Muskegon County rear-end collision with a school bus in 2011.

House passes Rep. Hughes’ Go Red For Women resolution

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, (center) is joined by other female House members today after her Go Red For Women resolution was approved at the state Capitol. The American Heart Association asks everyone to wear red in recognition of women battling cardiovascular diseases on Friday, Feb. 5.

Rep. Hughes takes oath of office at Capitol ceremony

Lawmaker returns to represent West Michigan’s 91st District Lansing, Mich. — State Rep. Holly Hughes took an oath of office today pledging two years of service in the Michigan House representing the 91st District. Gov. Rick Snyder (center) welcomed all legislators and guests to the Capitol for today’s inaugural ceremonies. From left: Rep. Hughes’ mother Joy…