News From Rep. Hertel

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives approved State Rep. Bill Sowerby’s (D-Clinton Township) House Concurrent Resolution 1 today asking Gov. Rick Snyder to extend the state of emergency for the city of Fraser because of the ongoing threat posed by the sinkhole that opened up on Dec. 24, 2016. The current state of emergency declared by the governor is set to expire this Friday, Feb. 3. The House approved HCR 1 today by a...

Friday, January 20, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) reacted today to the Michigan School Reform Office (SRO) releasing its list of schools in the bottom 5 percent of performance across the state. These schools, labeled Priority Schools, are subject to sanction by the SRO up to and including school closure.

“Kelly Middle School — which is on this list — the East Detroit School District, and Macomb ISD have worked to create improvement from...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lansing — Newly elected state Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) was officially sworn in today as State Representative for Michigan’s 18th district, which includes St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, and part of the Village of Grosse Pointe.

“I am honored to take the oath of office and begin working for the families, senior citizens and communities of House District 18,” said Hertel. “I’ll join my Democratic colleagues to fight to repeal harmful laws, such as...

State Rep. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) 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 brother state Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, his mother Vickie Hertel, his wife, Ann, and staff Kelly Stec and Alex Dobbins.