Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…

Rep. Afendoulis backs new financial transparency plan

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today announced she is co-sponsoring a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative,…

House approves Rep. Afendoulis plan to protect the lives of the unborn in Michigan

Measure bans dismemberment abortion The state House today approved a plan introduced by Rep. Lynn Afendoulis to protect the dignity of life and unborn children by banning dismemberment abortions in Michigan. A dismemberment abortion is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally dismembers a living fetus in the uterus in order for it…

Rep. Afendoulis makes historic vote to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

House approves overhaul reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced. Afendoulis voted in favor of a plan that has features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…

Rep. Afendoulis calls for end to ‘barbaric’ abortion procedure

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a plan to ban dismemberment abortion, saying, “This is not about a woman’s right to choose or a child’s right to live. This is about our humanity.” A dismemberment abortion is an abortion in which a health care…

Rep. Afendoulis invites residents to discuss Michigan roads

Lawmaker hosts “Driving the Solution,” a town hall on roads State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today announced she will host “Driving the Solution,” a town hall on May 6 to discuss Michigan roads with residents. Special guest will be Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul. C. Ajegba. “From environmental concerns to traffic patterns during and post-construction…

Join Rep. Afendoulis’ spring cleanup: Litter-Free in the seven-three!

Today, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township issued a challenge to the people of the 73rd District to participate in her spring cleanup campaign. With her focus on fostering healthy communities, Afendoulis is asking residents to pick up trash throughout their neighborhoods during the month of April. Those who do and who submit…

Rep. Afendoulis recognizes Michigan bookmark contest winners

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis recently held a bookmark-creating contest for students at Orchard View Elementary of Forest Hills Public Schools and Beach Elementary of Cedar Springs Public Schools to commemorate March is Reading Month. The Michigan-themed bookmarks were reviewed by a committee before being judged by Rep. Afendoulis and Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo. The…

Rep. Afendoulis welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis welcomed a group of third grade students from Pine Island Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.

Rep. Afendoulis sponsors Greek Independence Day Resolution

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, sponsored House Resolution 47 of 2019, declaring March 25, 2019 Greek Independence Day in the state of Michigan. Greek Independence Day celebrates Greece’s successful war of independence against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830. The resolution notes the concept of democracy being developed by the ancient…

Rep. Afendoulis schedules constituent one-on-one meetings

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township will host constituent one-on-one meetings on Monday, March 18 to talk with the people she represents. The representative will be available from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Drive NE in Grand Rapids to meet with people in ten-minute increments, hearing input from as…