Frederick Bill to Protect Special-Needs Children Gains House Approval

Thank you to all of my colleagues for your unanimous support of my legislation today. I will need your help and the help of residents across the state to get the word out about this important new safety tool for special needs families.
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State Rep. Ben Frederick’s bill to offer an added layer of protection for special-needs children received unanimous approval today from the Michigan House of Representatives. More . . .

2017 State of the State Address

I was pleased to be joined by Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeremy Root on the floor and by Durand Mayor pro tem Brian Boggs in the gallery for the State of the State. Gov. Snyder’s address illustrated how far Michigan’s economy has come in the past six years, but he also recognized the need to keep moving forward to improve the quality of life for Michigan families who are still struggling. It was also great to hear a direct shout out from the Governor about Vernon/Durand-area success story Second Chance Wood. He thanked them for the 50 additional skilled jobs and huge investment they are committing to in the coming years. More . . .

99th Legislature Swearing-In

Today was the first day of the 99th Michigan Legislature and I was happy to be joined by my wife Lydia and my dear friend Chris Eveleth on the floor.

I’m eager to hit the ground running and address the issues people in our district have spoken to me about and am looking forward to working to keep moving Michigan in a positive direction and improve the quality of life for our communities.

I also spoke about my priorities for the coming term after session.