News From Rep. Chirkun

Thursday, February 9, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) introduced legislation today to give local officials more say on when residents can use fireworks. Michigan’s 2011 fireworks law allows residents to buy bigger fireworks and shoot them off with almost no local regulations. Since then, many Michiganders, including many veterans who struggle with PTSD and are particularly bothered by fireworks, have complained about the noise, danger and lack of enforcement of the restrictions that do exist in...

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 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) announced his House committee assignments today for the 2017-18 legislative session. Chirkun will serve as the Democratic vice chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as serve as a member of the House Oversight and Regulatory Reform committees.

“As the Flint water crisis and the Fraser sinkhole shows, the condition of our state’s infrastructure is a huge issue that needs to be addressed,” said Chirkun....

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ROSEVILLE — State Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation at his upcoming coffee hour. Chirkun will hold his next coffee hour on:

  • Friday, Jan. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lori’s Café, 15188 E. 13 Mile Road in Warren.

Residents can also contact the representative at (517) 373-0854 or send an email to with any questions or concerns. Chirkun also encourages residents...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. John Chirkun (D-Roseville), Patrick Green (D-Warren), Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), William Sowerby (D-Clinton Township) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) took the oath of office today as the Michigan House of Representatives officially opened the 2017-18 legislative session.

“It is an honor to continue serving the people of House District 22,” said Chirkun. “I look forward to continuing my efforts to protect our workers, families, students and senior citizens by making...

State Rep. John Chirkun (D-Roseville) 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 wife, Sharon, and staff, Zvonko Blazevski and Ryan Earl.