Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rep. Pete Lund was one of seven candidates named as possible GOP nominees in a recent automated poll of likely Republican primary voters.
Rep. Pete Lund, who represents Shelby Township in the Michigan House, is one of several Republicans reportedly eyeing Democrat Carl Levin's U.S. Senate seat. On March 8, Lund told POLITICO that he would consider a run for the Senate seat that Levin recently announced that he would vacate in 2014. "My preference would be Candice Miller run,” Lund told the website. “Candice is my congressman….she’d be a great senator. But if she doesn’t, I’m not saying I’m going to run but I’m not ruling it out at this point." Miller, who represents Michigan's 10th congressional district, including Shelby Township and Utica, has stated that she does not plan to run for the seat. Lund has served since 2008 as the representative for Michigan's 36th District, …
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…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate could reach Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature by Tuesday. Leave a comment or upload a photo if you participate in related demonstrations!
Demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Monday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that is poised to become law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. Larger protests are expected Tuesday when the legislation could reach Snyder's desk for his signature. Patch will be live-blogging from Lansing as the situation develops. [Are you participating in the demonstrations? Leave a comment, upload a photo or e-mail Shelby-Utica Patch editor Marina Cracchiolo!] Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers who represent Shelby and Utica voted. The legislation that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state was passed…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Shelby Township's representative Pete Lund has been compared to the devil in recent campaign attacks put out by his opponent Tadd Siglow.
The race for District 36 has heated up with campaign mailers representing current Republican Shelby Township State Representative Pete Lund as the devil. Lund's opponent and candidate for District 36 Tadd Siglow told WDIV-TV that he didn't feel his negative attacks have crossed the line. Lund and Siglow, both republicans, are running against Democrats Brian Senia and Robert Murphy in the Aug. 7 primary election. For a full guide on the primary elections, click here.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Shelby Township's Pete Lund releases statement on Bloomberg's first ever Economic Evaluation of States.
Michigan ranked No. 2 in the first-ever Bloomberg Economic Evaluation of States. Michigan House Majority Whip Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township released a statement saying he was cautiously optimistic about the news. "I take the news of Michigan's economy recovering at the second fastest rate in the nation with both pride and caution. While it's been said there are 'no points for second place,' we must acknowledge our work to put some points on the board. But, this is still only the first lap of our race to recovery - we might be on the tail of the leader, but there are now 48 other competitors in our rearview. Michigan cannot settle for second place and we surely can't allow our new position to slip back into the middle of the pack. "Our …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township, along with several local representatives introduced legislation that protects senior center gambling after a recent raid on a Lapeer Senior Center card game.
The lyrics of Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler"—“You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em’”—have been looping though the minds of senior center members across the state while they wait on word if their weekly Texas Holdem tournaments can resume. After the State Lottery Commission raided a Lapeer senior center last year and told centers across Michigan that they had to pay for a state gambling license to continue playing “Vegas-style” card games for $5 a player, most centers have suspended their tournaments. “We’re waiting patiently and hoping to resume playing in 4-5 weeks,” said Debbie Webber Director of the Romeo Washington Groups Senior Centers. Webber is waiting to see if a bill sponsored by Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township, that …