District Office Hours In order to provide residents a convenient opportunity to meet with me in person, I will sponsor “office hours” at local restaurants and township offices at least once a month. This is a great opportunity to ask me questions or bring any ideas you have for our great state. I hope you will join me on Friday, Feb. 11, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Cannon Township Office, 6878 Belding Road NE, Rockford. No appointment is necessary. Residents who are otherwise unable to meet during my scheduled office hours may contact my Lansing office at (855) 347-8073 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Republicans set the standards of the 96th Legislature The House Republican caucus will pursue an aggressive agenda predicated on reforms to three key areas: government spending, state regulations and our tax structure. In designing these reforms, I will take input from residents and businesses to create an economic environment that fosters job creation and economic growth. To learn more about the guiding principles of the new majority, you may download our brief, three-page overview online at www.gophouse.com/Publications/999/Guiding_Principles_2011.pdf. You can also view regular House Republican Caucus updates by friending us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MichiganHouseGOP or following us on Twitter @mihousegop. As always, I will be posting updates on my personal Facebook site, www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637401686. Please check this for daily updates and scheduled events. My Committee Assignments At the start of a new term, individual members are selected to serve on a number of important legislative committees. Each committee is made up of a fraction of the general House membership and concentrates on a particular area of legislative development. Typically, committee members are the first to take testimony on legislation before it is allowed to be heard on the floor of the Michigan House. Committee assignments are not random appointments. They are the result of a long, deliberative process which prioritizes the expertise, experience and education of every single House lawmaker. Speaker Bolger ultimately determines in which areas a lawmaker’s faculties or interests are best utilized toward the formation of good public policy. As you may know, I specifically requested to be appointed to the Appropriations Committee. I wanted this role because I saw the need to prioritize your tax dollars to only […]
‘To all our supporters…’ Dear Editor, To all our supporters: Chrissie and I want to send our sincerest thank you. I am humbled by the broad support that we received across the 73rd District, and grateful for all that you did to help us accomplish this goal. We knew when we first started this campaign it was going to a challenge for our family. It was our remarkable team and passionate support group that helped us manage all those challenges. My team had wisdom, experience, professionalism and a great plan. Most importantly, I learned about the issues and concerns of the constituents in the 73rd District. I am planning on taking your message to Lansing and getting results! Again, I am humbled by and grateful for your continued support. I look forward to serving the citizens of the 73rd District. Sincerely, Peter MacGregor Representative-Elect, 73rd District Words on Weather praised Dear Editor, We want to congratulate you and thank you for your Words on Weather & Climate by Craig James. Mr. James’ articles are always interesting, objective and informative, with the light touch of humor that is such a pleasure to read. Of the four or five newspapers we regularly read, Words on Weather and Climate in the Rockford Squire rank with the best of them. We look forward to Mr. James’ continuing appearance in your paper. Sincerely, Bill and Roberta Parker Comstock Park, MI The tannery reminisces I was just a building that was torn down. As my roof came off the bricks fell to the ground. The only thing left is the friends that were made inside. You’ve moved on and I hope you are all doing fine. Remember the good things that we shared and the friends that we made. I am no longer around, but I will miss you as I hope you miss me. From, The Tannery
by Cliff and Nancy Hill Last Thursday afternoon, June 24, Rockford’s Frenz Coffee House hosted a “Meet and Greet” for Michigan House of Representative hopeful, Peter MacGregor. MacGregor, a Republican who is currently serving as Cannon Township Supervisor, is running for the term-limited 73rd District seat of Rep. Tom Pearce. The first hurdle in what will be an arduous campaign is that of being chosen by voters in the August 3 Primary Election. MacGregor is but one of nine vying to be the Republican candidate on the ballot in the important November 2 General Election. With so many hats in the ring, this primary will be very contentious and result in an extremely splintered vote. Every vote counts. Your single vote might well be the one that puts your choice over the top. At the Frenz gathering, with wife Chrissie at his side, MacGregor met with friends, supporters and others who just wanted to get a feel for the man and just what he stands for. Many in attendance that afternoon were members of the Friends of the White Pine Trail. MacGregor, it seems, is no stranger to the trail, having lost 57 pounds in the past year and a half by regularly jogging the Rockford section of the White Pine Trail (WPT). Fit and trim this afternoon he was joined by Rep. Tom Pearce along with Chairman Dave Heyboer and Kerry Kilpatrick from the “Friends.” Pearce had previously given his election endorsement to MacGregor and was present in a strong show of support for his friend. In addition to numerous endorsements from many quarters, MacGregor was pleased to announce that that very day he had received the endorsements of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce PAC and the Michigan Farm Bureau. For the better part of two hours, questions were given to and answered by MacGregor. Judging from the smiles on the faces of those in attendance at the close of the meeting, all were pleased by what they had heard. For more information visit www.ElectPeterMacGregor.com.
The Rockford Chamber of Commerce (RCC) is proud to announce that they will be hosting a candidate forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. The event will take place at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 5750 Brewer Ave., Belmont, and will feature the candidates running for Michigan’s 73rd District House of Representatives. The 10 candidates—nine Republicans and one Democrat—were all invited to this exciting event so they could get their message out to their potential voters. The candidates are vying for the seat that Rep. Tom Pearce is vacating due to term limitations. The seven appearing as of most recently are: Bruce Hawley (R), Jeanine Herlacher (R), Paul Hibbard (R), Steve Jazwiec (R), Peter MacGregor (R), Tom Norton (R), and Dennis Smith (R). Dr. Michael Shibler, superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, will be moderating the event. The forum format will allow for each candidate to address the crowd for five minutes and then the moderator will ask the candidates questions that the attendees will have submitted during the actual event. Cost for the candidate forum will be $10 and reservations are required. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please call Jeannie at (616) 866.2000, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience so the RCC may plan for the event. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, June 17.