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Senator Ruth Johnson
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed the Rev. Kent Ward Clark to the state Capitol on Thursday to give the invocation before Senate session. Clark is the senior pastor at Grace Gospel Fellowship in Pontiac and leads the Grace Centers of Hope, which is Southeast Michigan's oldest and largest faith-based residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
June 20th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed the Rev. Kent Ward Clark to the state Capitol on Thursday to give the invocation before Senate session. Clark is the senior pastor at Grace Gospel Fellowship in Pontiac and leads the Grace Centers of Hope, which is Southeast Michigan's oldest and largest faith-based residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.
June 20th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, spoke during the Oakland County Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration Kick-Off event on Friday at the county courthouse grounds in Pontiac. Johnson celebrated the event with area residents and spoke about her journey as an elected official and as a woman who has held various leadership roles at the state and local level, including being the first woman elected as Oakland County clerk/register of deeds in 2004.
June 14th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, spoke during the Oakland County Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration Kick-Off event on Friday at the county courthouse grounds in Pontiac. Johnson celebrated the event with area residents and spoke about her journey as an elected official and as a woman who has held various leadership roles at the state and local level, including being the first woman elected as Oakland County clerk/register of deeds in 2004.
June 14th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed Sgt. Dan Burrows to the state Capitol on Thursday as her guest for the Michigan Senate's 25th Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan's fallen soldiers. Burrows is a U.S. Army veteran and is currently the post commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087 in Davison.
May 28th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, and Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard announce new Senate legislation designed to crack down on distracted driving in Michigan. Senate Bill 288 would expand the state's current texting-while-driving ban to all portable electronic devices unless being used by the driver in a "hands-free" manner. Johnson and Bouchard were joined by Transportation Improvement Association CEO Jim Santilli and Laurel Zimmerman and Jim and Diane Freybler. Zimmerman lost her daughter Ally and the Freyblers lost their son Jacob as the result of distracted driving accidents.
April 26th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, celebrated National Reading Month by reading to Ms. Selden's second-grade class and Ms. Ferguson's first-grade students at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Waterford Township. To promote the importance of reading, Johnson has been reading to students at local elementary schools throughout March.
March 26th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, celebrated National Reading Month by reading to Ms. Selden's second-grade class and Ms. Ferguson's first-grade students at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Waterford Township. To promote the importance of reading, Johnson has been reading to students at local elementary schools throughout March.
March 26th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, on Thursday welcomed American Legion, Department of Michigan State Commander Steve Striggow of Holly to the Capitol for a special tribute in celebration of the organization's 100th anniversary.
March 15th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed the Rev. Richard Kinnamon to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Kinnamon is the pastor at Twelve Stones Church in Holly and delivered the invocation before Senate session. Kinnamon's son Timothy and Holly Township Supervisor George Kullis joined Johnson and Kinnamon for the invocation.
February 14th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed the Rev. Richard Kinnamon to the state Capitol on Wednesday. Kinnamon is the pastor at Twelve Stones Church in Holly and delivered the invocation before Senate session.
February 14th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, welcomed Matthew Smith to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday night as her guest for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2019 State of the State address. Smith is a member of the Davison Board of Education and is studying political science at the University of Michigan-Flint.
February 13th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, participates in a ceremony at the Capitol with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other female legislators to promote the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" initiative and raise awareness about the risk of heart disease and stroke in women.
February 7th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly; Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton; and Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township; wear red to show their support for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative. The Go Red movement is dedicated to increasing awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in women in the U.S.
February 7th 2019
Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, was sworn in as senator for the 14th District on Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman administered the oath of office. Johnson was joined on the Senate floor for the oath by Robert DePalma; Pam Mazich; Donn Hinds; Ed and Marilyn Macadeg; Chris Maniaci; Matt and Wendy Smith; Laura Toy; Susan Nash; Julie Ogg; and Luke, Brianna, Alexia and Mariah Markell.
January 10th 2019