Fall is an absolutely magical season in Michigan with lots of things to do. As not only your representative, but the chair of the House Committee on Economic Development and Small Business, I want to make sure we’re all getting out and enjoying the local community. We’re exceptionally lucky in our district — Southfield, Lathrup Village, Farmington, Farmington Hills and Oak Park — are wonderful places to get out and enjoy. What better way to enjoy the community than at Halloween? It’s in that spirit I’ve decided to dedicate a portion of my e-news letter to listing some of the local Halloween events going on in the community for friends and family. You can find those below.

We’re back to session in Lansing and hard at work debating legislation on health care, jobs, paid family leave, economic growth and more. I am personally working with stakeholders on many pieces of economic development and growth legislation to ensure that Michigan is competing not just regionally — but nationally in the economy of tomorrow.

I was honored by being joined at the Capitol by Southfield Fire Chief, Johnny Menifee. He was my guest at the 9/11 Memorial Observation which is a yearly event held by the Michigan Legislature. It was truly humbling to stand amongst the heroic first responders from communities across Michigan and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

As always I want to encourage you, again, to please reach out to my office to make your voice heard. Please contact me at JasonHoskins@house.mi.gov or call (517) 373-1180. Democracy only works so long as the people are heard, and you have my promise — whether we agree or not — that my staff and I will always be here to listen to the voices of constituents.

Thank you,

Jason Hoskins
State Representative
18th House District

Rep. Hoskins at the House 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

I attended the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony with Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee (second from left).

In this issue:

  • Halloween in the 18th District
  • Committee Assignments
  • Upcoming Community Conversations
  • Legislative Update
  • Press Releases/Statements

Past E-News Archive

You can always find past copies of my e-news at this link.

Halloween in the 18th District 

Please enjoy some of these local Halloween events in and around the 18th House District:

Farmington Hills 

Boo Bash
Heritage Park (24725 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills)
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Boo Bash features hayrides, s’mores, candy-free trick-or-treat stations. For ages preschool through third grade. Hosted by the Farmington Hills Special Services (Parks & Rec) Department.


Downtown Farmington Halloween Fun
Downtown Farmington
Saturday, Oct. 28
Haunted Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sundquist Pavilion. Downtown trick-or-treating from noon to p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Farmington DDA.


Boo Bash
Southfield Pavilion, City of Southfield Municipal Campus (26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076)
Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1-4 p.m.
Kids ages 2-12 are invited to come in costume and ready to have fun! Enjoy creepy crafts, ghoulish games and trick-or-treating fun throughout the Southfield Pavilion. Hayrides will depart from the Parks & Recreation Building until 3:30 pm. Worlds of Music’s Friendly Dracula (Guy Louis) will have everyone dancing and singing along with two shows at 1:30 pm and 3 p.m.

Oak Park  

Trunk or Treat
Water Tower Social District (14700 Kingston St.)
Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1-3 p.m. The kids will be able to go car to car and get all of their trick-or-treating in, while plenty of games, music, food, crafts and more to try at the Water Tower Social District. If you would like to be a part of this year’s Trunk or Treat, you must register your vehicle and email your vehicle registration form to recoffice@oakparkmi.gov.

Committee Assignments

I am serving on the following committees:

  • Economic Development and Small Business (Chair)
  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government and Municipal Finance
  • Transportation, Mobility, and Infrastructure

Upcoming Community Conversations

If you are a resident of the 18th House District, and you’re looking to meet with me in person and share your concerns, I hope you’ll attend one of these free events. Check our website events page often for cancellations and rescheduling.

Southfield Area Community Conversations

Join me at the Southfield Public Library Auditorium on upcoming Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents. The Southfield Public Library is located at 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076

Save the Dates!

This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:

  • Oct. 23, unless otherwise noted.

Farmington/Farmington Hills Area Community Conversations 

Join me at the Farmington Community Library on upcoming Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents. The Farmington Community Library is located at 23500 Liberty Street Farmington MI, 48335

Save the Dates!

This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:

  • Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, unless otherwise noted.

Legislative Update

I have been active in Lansing working hard for our district. You can find a list of the bills I have sponsored so far this session here. You can find a list of all the bills I have co-sponsored so far this session here.

Bills Passed through the House: 2

Bills Signed into Law: 1

Press Releases and Statements

Please find links to my recent press release and statements below:

Hoskins Responds to CNBC Ranking Michigan Top 10 State for Business
Brabec’s, Hoskins’ Conversion Therapy Ban Bills Pass the House
Michigan Democrats Reintroduce Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy on Minors
House Dems Applaud Michigan’s Historically Low Unemployment