Rep Bumstead hosts local pastor opening House session in prayer

first_img Categories: News State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, this week brought Pastor Steven Vander West and his wife Mary to Lansing to open the day’s House of Representatives session with an introductory prayer.  Vander West is a pastor at the Grant Community Church in Grant.“I was glad to have the opportunity to bring Pastor Vander West to Lansing to help us begin the day’s session,” Bumstead said. “We all need a reminder from time to time that serving the people is a great responsibility and that we must be courageous as we tackle tough issues. I appreciate Pastor Vander West sharing his wisdom with the House Chamber.”House tradition calls for a different representative or a clergy member from their district to open each day’s session with a prayer. 31Jan Rep. Bumstead hosts local pastor opening House session in prayerlast_img read more

Rep Theis testifies on bills protecting minor victims of sex crimes

first_img20Feb Rep. Theis testifies on bills protecting minor victims of sex crimes State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, today testified before the House Law and Justice Committee today, in support of her legislative package to protect young victims of sexual-based offenses, while helping local school districts better protect their students who are victims of such crimes. At right is state Rep. Sylvia Santana, of Detroit, and at left is Meghan Reckling, legislative director for Rep. Theis. BOTTOM: Brighton resident Ashley Duva (right) speaks before the Law and Justice Committee, while Theis and Brighton High School student Gianna Duva listen. Categories: News,Photos,Theis News,Theis Photoslast_img

Rep Johnson announces January office hours

first_img State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:Friday, January 18, 2018Kent CountyBob Evans6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp.3:30 pm – 4:30 pmAllegan CountyBig Boy1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland6:00 pm – 7:00 pm“Open and honest communication with residents is instrumental in holding state government accountable,” said Johnson. “Since taking office two years ago, I have held 48 office hours meetings to hear the concerns and ideas of residents of the 72nd House District. I look forward to continuing to stay transparent and accessible to those I am elected to serve.”No appointment is necessary, and there is no cost to attend. Those unable to attend are encouraged to call Rep. Johnson’s office at (517) 373-0840, email [email protected] or visit his website at 03Jan Rep. Johnson announces January office hours Categories: Steven Johnson Newslast_img read more