Naomi Sponable’s photograph, taken in East Jordan, is the overall winner of state Rep. Ken Borton’s Northern Michigan photo contest. The picture will be displayed in Borton’s Lansing office.
State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, today announced the winners of his Northern Michigan photography contest.
The contest, which accepted submissions from June 1 to Aug. 1, was open to residents of the counties of Antrim, Charlevoix, Montmorency, Oscoda and Otsego, which comprise the 105th House District. Entrants were required to submit a photo of outdoor scenery in Northern Michigan.
Borton judged the contest and selected a picture captured in East Jordan by Naomi Sponable as the top submission. Other winners include Carol Knobloch Johns with a picture taken in Mancelona, Chris Winters with a picture taken in Mio and Stephen Wowianko with a picture taken in Gaylord. The four photographs will be displayed in Borton’s Lansing office.
Photographs by Anne Phelps, Marilyn Strader and Courtney Willits received honorable mention. The pictures were taken in East Jordan, Bellaire and Gaylord, respectively. “Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures of the great outdoors,” Borton said. “The photos in my office will let everyone who visits admire the Northern Michigan beauty we all know and love so much.”
State Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed his House Bill 4088, which would have allowed recreational wildlife and bird feeding:
“Gov. Whitmer’s veto of my bipartisan legislation flies in the face of common sense, making criminals out of Michigan residents who feed the birds. Mary Poppins would be disappointed.”
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