House leaders visit Ludington

October 9, 2012

Ray Franz, center, with state house leaders.

LUDINGTON – The Republican leaders of the Michigan House of Representatives visited Ludington Tuesday afternoon. The trip was a campaign stop endorsing Rep. Ray Franz, Onekama,101st district representative, for re-election.

House Speaker Jase Bolger headlined the short event at Stearns Hotel. Also present Jim Stamas (majority floor leader, 98th district, Midland), John Walsh (speaker pro-tem, 19th district, Livonia), Pete Lund (36th district, Shelby Twp.), Wayne Schmidt (104th district, Traverse City) and Joe Haveman (90th district, Holland).

Ray Franz speaks while House Speaker Jase Bolger listens.

Bolger spoke about his experiences with Franz since the Onekama resident was elected two years ago.

“Ray says that’s not a tough vote, it’s the right vote,” Bolger said. “It’s not important to him what’s popular, but rather how do we get the state on track for the future.”

After talking about Franz, Bolger took questions from the audience. He was asked about what the legislature is doing about auto industry jobs, state revenue sharing, helping charitable organizations and legislation dealing with senior citizens.

Story and photos by Rob Alway

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