Rep. Lower sworn in for second term as representative

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Jim Lower was sworn into office at the state Capitol on Wednesday to serve his second term as state representative. Justice Stephen Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court performed the ceremony in the House chamber. Pictured from left to right: Karen Lower, David Leonard, Jennifer Lower, son Aaron Lower, Steven Leonard, Sandy…

Rep. Lower welcomes Michigan State Fair Scholarship winner to Capitol

State Rep. Jim Lower with Speaker of the House, Tom Leonard greeted Ivy Davenport to the Michigan House of Representatives recently. Ivy hails from Ithaca and is a Michigan State Fair Scholarship winner. This is the second consecutive year Ivy has won the scholarship which celebrates the positive aspects of rural and urban agriculture, business and…

Rep. Lower signs Wounded Warrior Family Support vehicle

State Rep. Jim Lower participated in signing the Wounded Warrior Family Support vehicle at the Capitol this afternoon. The vehicle is part of the High Five Tour road trip where Americans from all across the country show their appreciation and support of our nation’s military families for the sacrifices that they make.

Rep. Lower leads House invocation

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake delivered today’s invocation prior to the Michigan House of Representatives session. Lower urged members to guide their duties as legislators with discourse and civility. He was joined at the rostrum by Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Lower testifies on bill to benefit county sheriffs

State Rep. Jim Lower recently testified before the House Committee on Local Government regarding House Bill 4423. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Lower, would create the a fund within the Michigan Department of Treasury to pay for sheriff deputies in selected counties. Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams, right, joined Rep. Lower for testimony.