Our network

Politics

Rep. Rob VerHeulen to hear community concerns Nov. 23

Rep. Rob VerHeulen to hear community concerns Nov. 23

SPARTA, Mich.—State lawmaker Rob VerHeulen will visit Sparta Saturday, November 23 to hear community concerns.

VerHeulen, who represents the Walker area, will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Maxine’s Family Restaurant, located at 370 N. State Street.           

"I always look forward to my office hours each month," VerHeulen said. "It gives me an opportunity to leave the office and meet residents in person."

Those who cannot attend VerHeulen’s office hours are encouraged to contact his Lansing office by calling (517) 373-8900 or emailing RobVerHeulen@house.mi.gov.    

Walker elects a new mayor

Walker elects a new mayor

WALKER, Mich.—Walker is getting a new mayor.

Tuesday night, voters overwhelmingly elected Mark Huizenga over incumbent Barbara Holt, 1,486 votes to 514 votes.  The mayoral race had a higher turnout than most races in West Michigan, with approximately 12 percent of registered voters in Walker casting a ballot.

Holt took over as mayor pro tem in January when Mayor Rob VerHeulen joined the Michigan House of Representatives. In August, she suspended her campaign to focus on her health, throwing her support behind Huizenga, who is a city commissioner.

Huizenga will be sworn into office during the city commission meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 at City Hall.

Two members added to Downtown Development Authority

Two members added to Downtown Development Authority

WALKER, Mich.—The Downtown Development Authority has two new members.

During their meeting July 8, the City Commission approved appointing Randy Smith and Doug Cramer to the DDA. Both men were recommended by current DDA members after they reviewed all applications June 19.

Business Talk with Rep. Rob VerHeulen - April 15

Business Talk with Rep. Rob VerHeulen - April 15

74th District State Representative Rob VerHeulen will be part of a roundtable discussion in Sparta on April 15. The Sparta Business Roundtable is an opportunity to have important corporations and industry in the area discuss matters that affect business & economic development on a local level. This meeting will also be an opportunity to meet other businesses & industry leaders. Continue Reading →

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap

It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January:

Congressman Huizenga Named Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

Congressman Huizenga Named Vice Chair of Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

NEWS RELEASE

Last week at the Financial Services Committee organizational meeting, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) was nominated Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade (MPT).  MPT is one of five subcommittees of the prestigious Financial Services Committee.  As Vice Chair, Congressman Huizenga will assist Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell (CA-45) in running committee hearings and essential committee operations.   

"I am honored to be named Vice Chair of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.  I look forward to working with both Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Subcommittee Chairman John Campbell to ensure the proper oversight of the Federal Reserve and to continue to monitor the impact of the euro zone's distress and its effects on the U.S.