News From Rep. Kivela

Thursday, March 7, 2013

State Representatives Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) and John Kivela (D-Marquette) voted today in favor of SB 48, which would amend the Large Carnivore Act so that a business could be exempt from the act even though it allowed a patron to have direct or close contact with a bear that is less than 36 weeks old or weighs no more than 90 pounds. The bill passed 56-52.

“Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) invites residents to attend his February office hours where he can hear resident’s concerns and answer any questions about the work he is doing in Lansing.

Kivela will host his office hours on:

  • Monday, Feb. 25 at Munising City Hall, 301 E. Superior St. in Munsing

Kivela will host regular office hours and town hall meetings once a month throughout Alger, Luce, Marquette and Schoolcraft counties. You can also contact the...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LANSING - State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) was selected last night by House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) to be one of House escorts for the Senate members at Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State Address held at the Capitol.

“I was honored to be handpicked to participate in this tradition of the governor’s address,” Kivela said.

In his State of the State address, Snyder proposed more ideas that would hurt the middle-class families,...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LANSING - State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) today participated in the House swearing-in ceremony during the official opening of the 97th session of the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing. Kivela will represent the 109th House District, which comprises Alger, Luce and Schoolcraft counties and part of Marquette County.

“I thank the good people of House District 109 for entrusting me to be their voice at the Capitol. I’m ready to pick up where former Rep. Steve...