News From Rep. Kivela

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) said that he is proud to join his four Democratic colleagues as an assistant whip for the Democratic Caucus during the 2017-18 legislative session. Kivela was chosen for the position by recently named House Democratic Caucus Whip, state Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield).

“It is a true honor to be part of the team that will fight to support working families, make education affordable, and bring transparency to state...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LANSING — Recently named House Democratic Caucus Whip, State Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), has chosen five assistant whips to help him focus and direct the caucus’s efforts in 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives. They are state Reps. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and John Kivela (D-Marquette).

“I’m proud to serve as House Democratic Caucus Whip and work with my team to push for our legislative

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING – State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) took the oath of office today for his third term representing the Upper Peninsula communities of House District 109 during the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing. Kivela is serving his third and final term due term limits.

"I am honored to be able to again represent the residents of House District 109, and I pledge to continue advocating for...

State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) is ceremonially sworn in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack at the official opening of the 99th session of the Michigan House of Representatives on Jan. 11, 2017. With him are his uncle Mike Hruska and his sister Pam Caron.
Friday, December 16, 2016

LANSING — State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) said that while Michigan and the Upper Peninsula need an energy plan, the plan passed by the Legislature yesterday doesn’t address U.P. energy issues and that is why he voted no on Senate Bills 437 and 438.

“I voted no on Senate Bills 437 and 438 because, in my opinion, we clearly missed an opportunity to provide a true long-term energy plan that would benefit all of Michigan’s...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) said that he is pleased the package of speed limit bills, including his House Bill 4426, won House approval yesterday. Kivela’s bill now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder to be signed into law.

“My legislation creates a new lower penalty of one point for drivers ticketed for going one to five miles per hour over the posted speed, which under current state law is a two point offense,”...

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