Monday, March 18, 2013
State Rep. Jeff Farrington (R-Utica) has joined a bipartisan coalition to introduce legislation that prevents diversion of voter-approved millages to other purposes.
A package of legislation aimed at protecting voter-approved millages for the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has been introduced in Lansing by a group of Democrats and Republicans from the tri-county area. A number of communities, such as Wyandotte, Dearborn, Northville, and Plymouth Township, have redirected revenue raised from the zoo and DIA millages to support specific development districts within their city limits. “We are trying to restore the intent of voters,” said State Rep. Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak). Townsend is joined by Reps. Jeff Farrington (R-Utica), Phil Cavanagh (D-Redford), Harold Haugh (D-Roseville), Gail Haines (R-Waterford), Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) and Speaker Pro Tempore John Walsh (R-…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Utica, Shelby Township and Sterling Heights residents can meet with State Rep. Jeff Farrington face-to-face March 4.
Constituents living in House District 30 will have a chance to meet with their elected representative Monday, March 4, in Sterling Heights. Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, will hold office hours from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sterling Heights Public Library Programming Center, located at 40255 Dodge Park Rd. in Sterling Heights. "I look forward to the chance to meet with constituents face-to-face to discuss state issues that they are interested in or feel strongly about," said Farrington, in a statement. "Their feedback is critically important to me in my role as state representative." House District 30 covers the city of Utica and parts of Sterling Heights and Shelby Township. Not sure you live in District 30? Check this map. Constituents can …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Reps. Pete Lund and Jeff Farrington serve residents in Shelby Township and Utica, respectively.
As talk in Lansing heats up over education, tax policy and government operations, Shelby Township and Utica residents will have a direct line to the committees in charge of these issues through state Reps. Pete Lund and Jeff Farrington. Rep. Pete Lund (R-Shelby Township), serving District 26, has returned for a second term as the House Majority Whip and will chair both the Insurance and Government Operation committees as well as sit on the Education committee. "We have been able to make some significant regulatory reforms over the past two years," said Lund, in a prepared statement. "The changes we've made are helping Michigan residents better afford to live and work in this state, and improving their quality of life. I have worked hard so…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Sierra Club Michigan Chapter's 2011-12 legislative scorecard gave Shelby Township and Utica's four Republican legislators failing grades for their actions on environmental issues.
Casting "no" votes on nearly all legislation considered “pro-environment” by the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter, Shelby Township and Utica’s state legislators have been labeled “pollution promoters” by the club’s recently released 2011-12 legislative scorecard. Released annually, the scorecard’s results are based upon roll call votes on specific bills in the House and Senate during a given legislative session. For the 2011-12 scorecard, the Sierra Club calculated the votes cast on 24 bills dealing with a variety of environmental issues, from light bulbs and beach grooming to wolf hunting season and a regional transit authority. “2011-2012 was by far the most anti-environmental legislature we’ve had in Michigan for decades. It’s extremely …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The cities' representatives in the Michigan House and Senate had nearly perfect voting records.
It was a busy year in Lansing and we've got the scoop on how legislators representing Shelby Township and Utica performed. Overall in Michigan, 13 of 38 senators had perfect voting records, while 62 out of 110 representatives did the same on roll call votes taken from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012, according to michiganvotes.org. Read on to find out how lawmakers representing Shelby Township and Utica performed during the same period. Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Detroit, representing the 2nd District, missed the most votes in the Senate with 111; Rep. Rep. Jimmy Womack, D-Detroit, representing the 7th District, missed the most votes in the House with 409. Rocca, Brandenburg, Lund and Farrington will return to Lansing on Jan. 9 for the start…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Republican incumbent Farrington and Democrat Bogdan's names will appear on the November ballot.
Republican incumbent Representative Jeff Farrington and Democratic candidate Joseph Bogdan will advance to the General Election on Nov. 6 for the 30th District House seat. Farrington beat out Republican opponent M Shallal, by garnering 86.6% or 5,109 votes against Shallal's 775 votes or 13.2%. "The outcome was well beyond what I was expecting. I was expecting victory. That was a pretty resounding victory," Farrington said. Bogdan beat Democrat Nick Najjar for the spot; he received 59.9% or 2,202 votes against Najjar's 1,475 or 40.1%. "I take nothing for granted but I feel confident. I won't let down my guard and I'll work hard to make sure people know what I stand for between now and November," said Farrington. District 30 represents …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Jeff Farrington is running for re-election as a state representative. Get to know him a little better before casting your vote.
Jeff Farrington, 46, is running for re-election as state representative. He’s lived in Utica and Sterling Heights for 33 years. 1) What led you to try for the post of state representative initially? The initial reason I ran for state house was because of the economic situation; children moving out of state to find jobs and knowing that the state and federal government at that time was hindering economic growth. I wanted to make a change and in our state I think we’re seeing the effect of proper economic policy with the unemployment rate dropping and personal income numbers improving. 2) What do you plan to focus on if re-elected? If re-elected, my primary focus will remain the economy and job growth. Other areas of focus will be in …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Utica State Rep. Jeff Farrington testified before the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors on Tuesday.
State Rep. Jeff Farrington testified Tuesday before the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors in favor of his legislation that calls for drug testing of welfare recipients welfare recipients after reasonable suspicion of drug use has been established. “This bill is the result of listening to the residents in my district and some long-term thinking,” said Farrington, R-Utica, in a press release. “People often have to take drug tests to get jobs, and it makes sense that anyone receiving state dollars should be held accountable in the same way.” House Bill 5223, introduced by Farrington, puts the Department of Human Services in charge of determining what reasonable suspicion is in the case of drug use for welfare recipients. The …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here's your chance to sit and talk with Utica State Rep. Jeff Farrington.
District 30 State Rep. Jeff Farrington wants to meet with you. Farrington will be holding public office hours April 30 at the Sterling Heights Public Library Programming Center from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The center is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. In December 2011, Farrington introduced controversial House Bill 5223, which called for drug tests to be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits. Farrington will meet with residents to discuss the bill and state and local issues of interest. No appointments are necessary to meet with Farrington. Residents unable meet Farrington can contact him with questions or concerns by emailing JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov or by calling (517) 373-7768.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Here's your chance to sit and talk with Utica State Rep. Jeff Farrington.
District 30 State Rep. Jeff Farrington wants to meet with you. Farrington will be holding public office hours March 26 at the Sterling Heights Public Library Programming Center from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The center is located at 40255 Dodge Park Road in Sterling Heights. In December 2011, Farrington introduced controversial House Bill 5223, which called for drug tests to be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits. Farrington will meet with residents to discuss the bill and state and local issues of interest. No appointments are necessary to meet with Farrington. Residents unable meet Farrington can contact him with questions or concerns by emailing JeffFarrington@house.mi.gov or by calling (517) 373-7768.