Rep. Cole aids veterans in purchasing fishing licenses

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, visited a local transition home today to assist veterans in purchasing fishing licenses. Rep. Cole escorted veterans from Patriot Place to Jay’s Sporting Goods to purchase the licenses. State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, proudly stands alongside local veterans from Patriots Place after escorting them to purchase fishing licenses.  Local transition…

Rep. VanSingel sworn in for first term

State Rep. Scott VanSingel, R-Grant, was sworn into office at the state Capitol on Wednesday to serve his first term as state Representative. Rep. VanSingel was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. Rep. VanSingel represents the residents of Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Chief…

Rep. Runestad sworn in for second term

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, was sworn in on Wednesday at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative. Rep. Runestad was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Runestad represents part of Oakland County in Highland, Milford,…

Rep. Iden sworn in for second term as state representative

State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his second term as state Representative for the 61st House District.Rep. Iden was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber on Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Ron Iden (father),…

Rep. Hernandez sworn in for first term

State Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron, was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state Representative for the 83rd House District. Rep. Hernandez was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman in the House chamber. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Erlinda and Ralph Meredith, Chief Justice Stephen Markman, Marilyn Meredith, Renee…

Rep. Cole issues statement on governor’s veto of morel mushroom bill

Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation to eliminate the certification mandate on individuals who buy and sell morel mushrooms. Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, issued the following statement in response: “House Bill 5532 amended the state’s food code by exempting morel mushrooms from the certification process.  “I am profoundly disappointed with the…

Rep. Cole ranked among top conservative lawmakers in 2016

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was selected as one of the most conservative lawmakers in Michigan for the 2016 legislative cycle by Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS). Rep. Cole issued the following statement in response: “It has been a true privilege serving in the Michigan House of Representatives. Since taking office two years ago,…

Rep. Runestad has perfect voting record

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, had a perfect voting record during his first term as member of the Michigan Legislature in 2015-2016. “I am pleased that for the second year in a row I was able to achieve a perfect voting record,” said Rep. Runestad. “I know some legislators may have health issues or…

Libraries provide essential community resources

Op-ed by State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake The 396 Michigan public libraries serve five million children, teens and adults. Today, more than ever, libraries serve a critical need in our society. Our libraries provide computer access for state business, Secretary of State’s driver license and registration renewals, Michigan Works, Federal tax filing, job hunting…