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Senator Jim Stamas
The parents of Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan Burgess joined Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, to testify in support of Stamas' legislation to permanently honor Burgess by designating a portion of US-10 in Sanford as the "Marine Lance Corporal Ryan Burgess Memorial Highway." Pictured from left: Jon Burgess, Kim Burgess and Stamas.
December 7th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed the Rev. Joseph Dorais and his son Ethan to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Dorais is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gladwin and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
December 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin (left) join Gov. Rick Snyder for a bill signing of Senate Bills 264-265, which update Michigan's firefighter training standards for the first time in more than 30 years. Midland Fire Department Assistant Chief Joshua Mosher and former Stamas legislative director Meghann Keit also participated.
November 29th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (left) and Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, (right) welcomed Iosco Exploration Trail advocates Dana and Jane Hayward to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Once completed, the nearly 38-mile-long Iosco Exploration Trail will be part of the state's Iron Belle Trail through Iosco County.
October 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, was honored as 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Library Association (MLA). Stamas was presented the award by MLA Executive Director Gail Madziar and Alpena County Library Director Eric Magness-Eubank in Alpena. Pictured from left: Ron Meneghel, treasurer of the Alpena County Library Board of Trustees; Stamas; Magness-Eubank; Madziar; Tammy Thompson, secretary of the Alpena County Library Board of Trustees.
August 31st 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, honored the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry with a signed tribute for their continued conservation efforts with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). For several years, the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry has fostered a partnership with the Black Mountain Chapter of the NWTF to increase, maintain and manage upland habitats on quarry land. Stamas and Allor presented the tribute to Joe Heberling, Vicki McCoy and Tim Cordes with the Presque Isle Quarry and Pete Demos (right) with the NWTF.
July 10th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed the commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League and officials from the Saginaw Spirit and Flint Firebirds to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Pictured from left: Dick Garber, Jr., owner of the Saginaw Spirit; Horn; Flint Firebirds Governor Rolf Nilsen; Stamas; Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch; Craig Goslin, Saginaw Spirit president and managing partner; and Flint Firebirds President Costa Papista.
June 14th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle welcomed Michigan's Catholic bishops to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Among the bishops at the Capitol were Bishop Steven Raica of the Diocese of Gaylord and Bishop Joseph Cistone of the Diocese of Saginaw.
June 7th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed the family of Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan John Burgess to the state Capitol on Thursday for the Michigan Senate's 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers. Burgess of Sanford was killed in Iraq in 2006. His family attended the ceremony with Gold Star families.
May 26th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Chief Warrant Officer 3 Douglas Robinson of Gaylord to the state Capitol on Thursday for the Michigan Senate's 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers. Robinson is currently a veteran's representative for the state in northeast lower Michigan and is president of the Northern Michigan Veterans Coalition. His 22 years of service in the U.S. Army included commanding troops in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Calm.
May 26th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, R-White Lake, (left) welcomed the Rev. Charles Donajkowski to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday to deliver the invocation before the start of Senate session. Father Donajkowski is the pastor at Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda.
May 24th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, welcomed board members and staff from Michigan Community Action (MCA) to the Capitol on Tuesday after the Senate approved Stamas' and Schmidt's resolution to declare May 2017 as Community Action Agency Month. Pictured from left: Schmidt, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Executive Director Lisa Bolen, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Executive Director John Stephenson, Mid Michigan Community Action Executive Director Jill Sutton, and Stamas.
May 16th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, welcomed Joe Kaczynski to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Kaczynski won the gold medal in March in the 5K Freestyle Cross Country Skiing event at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. He was in Lansing as part of the Special Olympics Michigan Capitol Day. Kaczynski was presented with a special tribute signed by Stamas, Glenn, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Gov. Rick Snyder. Pictured from left: Brig. Gen. Michael A. Stone, assistant adjutant general - Michigan Army National Guard; Stamas; Calley; Kaczynski; and Glenn.
May 16th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin (left) in telling the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on Wednesday about the need to pass Senate Bills 264-265 to update Michigan's firefighter training standards, which have not been updated in more than 30 years.
April 26th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin (left) in telling the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on Wednesday about the need to pass Senate Bills 264-265 to update Michigan's firefighter training standards, which have not been updated in more than 30 years.
April 26th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined with Senate colleagues during session on Tuesday to honor and celebrate the service of the late Sen. John Pridnia with Pridnia's family. Pridnia served the people of the 36th Senate District for eight years and also served eight years in the House of Representatives. After leaving the Legislature, Pridnia was active in his new community of Port Austin, where he lived until he died in November. Pictured from left: Pridnia's son John and his wife Michelle; Stamas; Pridnia's wife Lisa; Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville; Pridnia's cousin Stephanie Harrah; Lt. Gov. Brian Calley; Pridnia's daughter-in-law and son Liana and David; and Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive.
April 18th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, toured Nowicki's Sausage Shoppe in Alpena with owner Phil Nowicki (left). The family business opened in 1917 and now makes more than 80 homemade specialties. Stamas toured the shop as part of an effort to highlight successful small businesses and engage local leaders about economic development issues.
April 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, toured the Fiber Char Corporation in Alpena with owner Dennis Schultz (left). The family business opened in 1978 and manufactures of custom wood mouldings and components. Stamas' tour was part of an effort to highlight successful small businesses and engage local leaders about economic development issues. Pictured from left: Schultz, Stamas, tour guide Mike Bagnieschi, Tim Schultz and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jackie Krawczak.
April 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, toured Cutting Edge Computers with owners Mike and Courtney Willits in Gaylord. The family owned business provides the latest in computer technology and privacy protection. Stamas' tour was part of an effort to highlight successful local businesses and engage area leaders about economic development issues. Pictured from left: Robert Klatt, Kenny Dangler, Stamas, Cindy Keefe, Mike Willits, Courtney Willits and Cole.
April 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, toured SunFrog with owner Josh Kent (left) in Gaylord. Sunfrog became the nation's largest online t-shirt company in less than three years and its website is among the most-visited sites in the world. Stamas' tour was part of an effort to highlight successful local businesses and engage area leaders about economic development issues.
April 5th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined children's advocacy center board members from across the state as Gov. Rick Snyder signed Stamas' legislation to help the centers protect Michigan children. Public Act 491 of 2016 will enable children's advocacy centers to access abuse and neglect information that can be critical in supporting young victims. Among those attending the ceremony were Northern Michigan Mobile Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Bethany Law; Michelle Waskevich, executive director of the Safe and Sound Child Advocacy Center in Midland; and Kaity Doyle and Lindsay Colon with the Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center.
March 22nd 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jackie Krawczak to the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday.
March 22nd 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed 4-H members from Arenac and Iosco counties to the Michigan Capitol. The group was in Lansing as part of the 4-H Capitol Experience, an annual four-day conference that focuses on civic engagement and public policy. Pictured from left: Liam Straver, Joslyn Nelkie, Halle Matthews, Jennifer Colvin, Stamas, Hannah Hayes-Butterfield, Miranda Hall, Brody Ruckle and 4-H Program Coordinator Kelli Rau.
March 21st 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush to the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Forbush was in Lansing to testify in support of Senate Bill 46, which is co-sponsored by Stamas. The bill would allow the use of corner flashing lights on emergency vehicles as an option instead of rotating or oscillating lights attached to the roof.
March 1st 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Alpena Fire Chief Bill Forbush to the Michigan Senate on Thursday. Forbush was in Lansing to testify in support of Senate Bill 46, which is co-sponsored by Stamas. The bill would allow the use of corner flashing lights on emergency vehicles as an option instead of rotating or oscillating lights attached to the roof.
March 1st 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, welcomed the Rev. Timothy Cook to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Father Cook is the presiding priest at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Saginaw and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
February 14th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Kathie Fuce-Hobohm of Midland to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night. Fuce-Hobohm is president and CEO at SPACE, Inc. in Midland and was Stamas' guest for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2017 State of the State address.
January 17th 2017
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, thanked Eric Alcott of Midland for his successful completion of a legislative internship in Stamas' Senate office. Alcott is a 2012 graduate of H. H. Dow High School and is currently pursuing a degree in communications from Michigan State University.
December 8th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, outlined to the Senate Economic Development and International Investment Committee on Tuesday the need for Michigan to create a transparent and capped incentive program aimed at attracting projects that would provide a significant number of high-wage jobs. Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, (right) is a sponsor of one of the bills in the package and joined Stamas at the hearing.
November 29th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, chairman of the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Emergency, outlines the committee's report and recommendations with Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, (left) committee minority vice chairman. The report was released on Wednesday and includes more than 30 policy recommendations.
October 18th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, received the 2016 Legislator of the Year from the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) in Lansing on Tuesday. MMA President and CEO Chuck Hadden (left) presented Stamas with the award in recognition of Stamas' leadership and support of Michigan manufacturers throughout the state.
September 14th 2016
State Sens. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (center left) and Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, (center right) listen as Dan Leonard, of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, discusses the Alpena facade update during the second of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 15th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right), Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R- Oxford, (second right), and Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, (center) tour the MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena during the second of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 15th 2016
Participants of Sen. Jim Stamas's 2016 legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route stop for a picture at Alpena's Island Park, a 17 acre island owned by the city and developed and maintained by the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board.
July 15th 2016
State Sens. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) and Margaret O'Brien, R- Portage, talk with state Department of Natural Resources Director Bill Moritz (center) during a tour of the historic 40 Mile Point Lighthouse. The visit was part of Stamas's tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 15th 2016
State Sens. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (left) and Margaret O'Brien, R- Portage, met with Phil Pressell, a service officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Veterans Services, at his office in Rogers City. The visit was part of Stamas's tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 15th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) and Rep. Peter Pettalia, R- Presque Isle, spoke at the Good Morning Alpena Breakfast, hosted by the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce. The event kicked off the second day of Stamas' U.S. 23 heritage route tour.
July 15th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and colleagues pose for a photo after a briefing from MDOT officials on the Little Black River Bridge upgrade project. The visit was part of Stamas? U.S. 23 Heritage Route tour. Pictured from left are: Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage; Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; Stamas; Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; MDOT representative Douglas Wilson; Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and MDOT Regional Engineer Scott Thayer.
July 15th 2016
Doug Hoover with the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City gives a tour of the retired ship to Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, on July 15. The visit to the icebreaker was the final stop of Stamas' two-day U.S. 23 Heritage Route tour. Pictured from left are: Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon; Stamas; Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; and Hoover.
July 15th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) talks with Perry Pelton, of Standish, at Wheeler's Restaurant, which Pelton owns, during the first of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) poses for a picture outside of Wheeler's Restaurant, in Standish, with owners Perry and Rose Pelton during the first of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 14th 2016
State Sens. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) and Margaret O'Brien, R- Portage, (left) talk with state Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh at Wheeler's Restaurant in Standish during the first of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (left) listens as Wheeler's Restaurant owners Perry and Rose Pelton (center) talk with state Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh during the first of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 14th 2016
Mark "Whitey" Hintz (foreground left) talks during a tour of the Anderson Grain Elevator, in Standish, as Sen. Jim Stamas, R- Midland, (foreground right) and others listen. The tour is part of a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, poses for a photo near the Anderson Grain Elevator, in Standish, after a tour of the facility during a two-day legislative tour of the U.S. 23 heritage route from Standish to Mackinaw City. Pictured are, from right, Stamas, state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams; Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage; and representatives from Anderson Grain Elevator.
July 14th 2016
Sens. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, along with participants of the legislative U.S. 23 heritage route tour see improvements to the Blue Water Trail stop at Point Au Gres State Park.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) and state Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon (second from right) talk with Arenac County Commissioners Bob Luce (center) and Bobby Burke (left) during a stop along the legislative U.S. 23 heritage route tour.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (left) stands with Felske's Farm Market owner Heather Heckman and State Rep. Peter Pettalia at the East Tawas store during a stop of the legislative U.S. 23 heritage route tour.
July 14th 2016
State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right) stands with, from right, Felske's Farm Market owner Heather Heckman, state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams, and Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz at the East Tawas store during a stop of the legislative U.S. 23 heritage route tour.
July 14th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, joined the family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge. Pictured from left: Stamas, Glenn, Ullom's mother Debi Ullom and Ullom's father Kevin Ullom.
July 11th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, joined U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom's friends, family, military comrades and area supporters in the release of balloons following a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge.
July 11th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Matt Rassette of Midland to the state Capitol on Thursday for the Michigan Senate's 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers. Rassette served in the Marines from 1984-1992 and was Stamas' honored guest on the Senate floor for the ceremony.
May 26th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Matt Rassette of Midland to the state Capitol on Thursday for the Michigan Senate's 22nd Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers. Vadnais is the adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs. Rassette served in the Marines from 1984-1992 and was Stamas' honored guest on the Senate floor for the ceremony.
May 26th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, received the 2016 Senator of the Year Award from the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association (MLTA) on April 18. Incoming MLTA President and CEO Diana Richeson (left) and retiring MLTA President and CEO Steve Yencich (right) presented the award to Stamas during the 2016 Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism in recognition of his support of Pure Michigan and tourism throughout the state.
May 2nd 2016
Flint resident LeeAnne Walters testifies before the Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency. The committee met to discuss the Flint water health emergency with local officials and members of the public at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency Chairman Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, confers with a colleague during a hearing on the Flint water health emergency with local officials and members of the public at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
The Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency meets to discuss the Flint water health emergency with local officials and members of the public at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
The Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency meets to discuss the Flint water health emergency with local officials and members of the public at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency Chairman Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, (right), and committee members, Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, (center) and Sen. Joe Hune, R-Hamburg, (left) listen to testimony during a hearing on the Flint water emergency at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha testifies before the Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency during a hearing on the Flint water emergency at the University of Michigan - Flint on Tuesday, March 29.
March 29th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Roxanne Affholter of Michigan Crisis Response Association (right) and Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin (center) joined Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) at the Capitol on Tuesday for a signing ceremony of the senator's legislation to support Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams in Michigan. Senate Bill 444, now Public Act 40 of 2016, defines CISM and its key components and outlines confidentiality provisions.
March 22nd 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed the Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Raica delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
February 23rd 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined the Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, as he delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
February 23rd 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, talks to the press about his recent appointment as chairman of the new Joint Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency. The joint committee will review the findings surrounding the Flint water crisis, take testimony on the mistakes at all levels of government that led to this situation and explore potential policy solutions to prevent a similar disaster in the future.
February 23rd 2016
The family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom joined Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, in Lansing on Tuesday to see Gov. Rick Snyder sign Stamas' legislation to permanently honor Ullom by designating the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the "Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge." Pictured from left: Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; Stamas; Erinn Kane, Stamas' legislative assistant; Snyder; Ullom's step-brother Sean Bartley, mother Debi Ullom, and father Kevin Ullom.
February 23rd 2016
Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker (second from left), Judy Emmons (sixth from left), Arlan Meekhof (seventh from left), Jim Stamas (eighth from left), Peter Macgregor (ninth from left), Rick Jones (seventh from right), Margaret O'Brien (fifth from right), and Goeff Hansen (right) joined other members of the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder at a bill signing for the $28 million appropriations supplemental to support efforts in Flint.
January 29th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Ethan Miracle (left) and James Hogge (right) to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night. Miracle is a painting foreman at Paramount Painting in Gaylord and Hogge is a firefighter at the Otsego County Fire Department. They were guests of Stamas for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2016 State of the State address.
January 19th 2016
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Ben Sklarcyzk, chief operating officer at Sklarczyk Seed Farm in Johannesburg, to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night as his guest for Gov. Rick Snyder's 2016 State of the State address.
January 19th 2016
Midland County Treasurer Cathy Lunsford (center) and Libby Varner (left) and Ann Townsend from her staff joined Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, on Wednesday for Gov. Rick Snyder's formal bill signing of Stamas' legislation to revise the timeframe in which county treasurers may send delinquent property tax notices. Also joining Stamas for the signing was his Legislative Director Meghann Keit (right).
December 9th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, is pictured on Day One of his participation in "No-Shave November" in an effort to grow awareness of the many of the health issues facing men, such as prostate and testicular cancer, heart disease and obesity.
November 5th 2015
The family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom joined Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, to testify in support of Stamas' legislation to permanently honor Ullom by designating the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the "Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge." Pictured from left: Ullom's mother Debi Ullom, Stamas, Ullom's father Kevin Ullom and step-brother Sean Bartley.
October 29th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Kathleen Wojda from the Alpena Community Credit Union to the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. Wojda was the senator's guest on the Senate floor during session.
October 28th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, honor Emily Kieliszewski upon her selection as Miss Michigan 2015. Kieliszewski is the daughter of Alpena County Sheriff Steve Kieliszewski and Erin Kieliszewski, a teacher. Emily graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in political science and won the Miss Michigan 2015 title with a platform of "Adopting America's Children." Pictured from left are: Deb Zale, former executive director of the Miss Capital City pageant; Erin Kieliszewski; Emily Kieliszewski; Pettalia; and Stamas.
October 20th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed the Rev. Brad Matuzak to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Matuzak serves as a pastor at Word of Life Baptist Church in Alpena and delivered the invocation before the start of Senate session.
October 13th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, listens as Roxanne Affholter of Michigan Crisis Response Association shared with members of the Senate Health Policy Committee about the need to support Michigan's Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams. Stamas' measure, Senate Bill 444, would define CISM and its key components, as well as outline confidentiality provisions.
October 6th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, meets with Midland Fire Department Chief Chris Coughlin after a meeting of the Senate Health Policy Committee about the need to support Michigan's Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams. Coughlin spoke in support of Stamas' measure, Senate Bill 444, to define CISM and its key components, as well as outline confidentiality provisions. Roxanne Affholter of Michigan Crisis Response Association also testified in favor of the bill.
October 6th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, honored the Midland Northeast Little League All-Stars at the Capitol on Thursday in recognition of the team earning the state championship for the nine- and ten-year-old age group. During Senate session, Stamas presented Coach Chris Haney with a special tribute signed by Stamas, Glenn and Gov. Rick Snyder.
September 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, honored the Midland Northeast Little League All-Stars at the Capitol on Thursday in recognition of the team earning the state championship for the nine- and ten-year-old age group. During Senate session, Stamas presented Coach Chris Haney with a special tribute signed by Stamas, Glenn and Gov. Rick Snyder.
September 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams (left) discuss opportunities for Michigan-made products with Neiman's Family Market owner Hal Neiman at his store in Alpena. The market was a stop during the first day of Stamas' 2015 Heritage Route 23 tour.
July 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, joined local and state officials for a tour of the East Tawas State Harbor Dock. Stamas visited the harbor as part of his 2015 Heritage Route 23 tour to hear from the Department of Natural Resources on their plans to improve the docks.
July 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, join workers from Kalitta Air for a tour of the company's new aircraft hangar at Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda. The airport was a stop during the first day of Stamas' 2015 Heritage Route 23 tour.
July 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and an official from LaFarge North America discuss the importance of Michigan resources in providing construction materials in the U.S. and Canada. The senator visited the company's Alpena facility as part of his Heritage Route 23 tour.
July 17th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, presided over the Michigan Senate during session on Tuesday. It was the first time that Stamas had presided during session since he took office as senator for the 36th District in January.
June 10th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley welcomed David Pendley (center) to the state Capitol on Thursday. Pendley is a minister to students and family in Midland and delivered the invocation before Senate session.
April 30th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, speaks to members of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security Committee about the importance of connecting veterans with employment information and benefits that they earned while serving America. The committee approved Senate Bill 52, which gives the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency responsibility for sending out the state's outreach to veterans returning home.
February 26th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, received the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award from the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) on Friday. MDA President Dr. Martin Makowski (right) presented the award to Stamas in recognition of his efforts to improve access to dental care.
February 9th 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, welcomed Mary Draves of Midland to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night before Gov. Rick Snyder's 2015 State of the State address. Draves (right) is the global director for environmental remediation and restoration at Dow Chemical and was Stamas' guest for the annual address.
January 21st 2015
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, was sworn in as senator for the 36th District during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. administered the oath of office. Stamas was joined on the Senate floor by his wife, Marsha, and his family.
January 14th 2015