Next Young Republican Meeting – 12/16/2018

December 16, 2018 Meeting Notice:

Special Guest ~ Paul Stephens, Oakland County Republican Party Youth Chair

Paul is running for the position of Youth Vice-Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. The election will be held at the Republican State Convention in February. He wants to bring new innovative youth outreach ideas to the state level. He has an ambitious plan for Young Republicans that you will want to hear. He attends Kettering University in Flint pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Meeting Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Location:  Lapeer County Sportsmen’s Club
1213 N. Lake George Rd, Attica, MI 48412
Meeting held in the first building outside the gate.
Refreshments provided
All Young Republicans, high school age to 40, are invited.

2018 Annual Picnic and Membership Drive

The LCRP regular meeting and annual picnic are this Thursday, June 21 in North Branch at the Howell Cabin.  Our meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the picnic will follow.
After dinner Randy St. Laurent will do a live auction.  It’s always fun and the proceeds help defray some of our costs for the picnic.   If you have an auction item to donate please contact me at 810-441-7142.
All are welcome to join us.  Bring a friend!
We look forward to seeing you Thursday!
Cheryl Howell, Secretary
Lapeer County Republican Party

Re-Scheduled Highway Cleanup – 04/21/2018


Lapeer, MI., 2018/04/14:  Due to the winter like weather today, we are re-scheduling our Highway Clean up date to Saturday 4/21/2018.

The Lapeer County Republican Party has participated in the “Adopt a Highway” program with the Michigan Department of Transportation for over ten years.  We keep the trash picked up on the section of M24 directly south of the I 69 expressway.  This is a great way to participate with the local and state governments to help keep costs down and keep our county LOOKING GOOD!

Our first cleanup day of the year is now re-scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2018.   We will be meeting at the Lapeer County Republican Office at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts first (it’s important to keep our strength up) and then we will proceed to work on M24.  We break up into groups for short sections of the highway.  It generally takes a couple of hours to get the work done with lots of political conversation on the walk.

Come join us for a couple of hours.

If you have any questions call Roger Harris at 810-845-7644.

Lapeer County Young Republican’s – Pizza & Politics

Young Republican’s – Pizza & Politics

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 6:00 P.M.
Mayfield Township Hall
1900 N Saginaw Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Guest Speaker
U.S. Congressman Paul Mitchell

Join us for pizza as we discuss politics, the media, and different viewpoints.
Our Lansing trip to the State Capital is still being planned. Come hear the details.
Hear about opportunities to go to our Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C.

Please email an RSVP by Friday, April 6th for the pizza count!

Chairman Walt Bargen, [email protected] 810-417-2344
Vice-Chair Christina Russell, [email protected] 810-728-4911

Rep. Howell welcomes local official, radio host for State of the State

2018/01/23 LANSING, MI:  State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch, right, today welcomed WMPC radio host Greg Bullen and Lapeer Deputy City Clerk Renee Wilson to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Howell invited Bullen and Wilson to join him in the House chamber while Gov. Rick Snyder laid out his agenda for the year. Howell’s wife, Cheryl, also joined them for the Speaker’s reception.

Left to Right: WMPC radio Host Greg Bullen, Lapeer Deputy City Clerk Renee Wilson, Cheryl Howell, and State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch.

Sen. Green welcomes Dr. Thomas Blossom to state Capitol to give Senate invocation

2018/01/23 LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville in Lapeer County, welcomed Dr. Thomas Blossom of Vassar to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Blossom serves as a missionary with Daystar Baptist Missions and delivered the invocation before Senate session.

State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, stands with Dr. Thomas Blossom (center) and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (left) at the rostrum after Blossom delivered the Senate invocation on Tuesday.

Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the above photo is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at

Michigan Energy Bills to Fall Due to GOP Tax Cut

Sharing the following information from the Michigan Republican Party.

2018/01/23 – On Tuesday, DTE Energy announced it will be reducing prices by 3% as a result of the Tax Reform package passed by Republicans at the end of 2017. The 3.5 million Michiganders currently serviced by DTE will save nearly $190 million in 2018. In response to the DTE announcement Consumers Energy, the state’s largest energy utility serving 6.7 million residents, said that they are also planning to cut rates. If approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, Consumers Energy customers in Michigan would see $200 million in yearly rate savings.

Whether you are seeing a reduction in your energy bill or you are one of the 2 million Americans getting a Tax Reform bonus, it’s clear that the Republican Tax cut is working for Michigan families, even before the new rates go into effect in February.

Tax Cuts are one of the many ways Republican policies are making our Nation and State stronger.  Below is video outlining eight of our greatest accomplishments here in Michigan over the past eight years.


2018/01/17 – News from State Rep. Gary Howell’s office

Howell: Veto override helps Michigan auto industry, vehicle buyers

Legislation accelerates sales tax trade-in reforms

2018/01/17:  State Rep. Gary Howell has voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan car buyers, joining his House colleagues in overriding a gubernatorial veto.

The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions on purchases including a trade-in through 2039. With today’s vote, the reductions will be fully implemented a decade earlier.

“Michigan’s auto industry leads the nation. It’s critical to our economy,” said Howell, of North Branch, after the House joined the Senate in overriding a veto by Gov. Rick Snyder. “We must do all we can to keep the auto industry strong, and this measure will help boost sales in Michigan.”

The Senate bills overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature were vetoed by the governor in July.

“There are times when I have to disagree with a governor from my own party, and this is one of those times,” Howell said.

The new law speeds reforms approved in 2013, allowing buyers to subtract the value of their trade-ins from the purchase price of a vehicle for sales tax purposes. The accelerated sales tax relief also will apply to boats and recreational vehicles bought with a trade-in.