State Rep. Ken Borton today announced that he cast a vote in every roll call throughout the 2021 House of Representatives session — attaining a perfect voting record in his first year as a state legislator.
“When I vote in the House of Representatives, I bring the interests and concerns of Northern Michigan residents to the table,” said Borton, of Gaylord. “This is an important responsibility, and I am proud to have kept up a perfect voting record in my first year representing our region in the Legislature.”
Borton has represented the 105th House District since January 2021. The district includes the counties of Antrim, Charlevoix, Montmorency, Oscoda and Otsego.
The freshman legislator introduced four bills that made it through the House of Representatives in his first year, all with bipartisan support. Three remain under consideration by the Senate. House Bills 4535 and 4536, which seek to preserve Michigan’s snowmobile trails, are under consideration by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. HB 4840, which would strengthen retention requirements for election records, is before the Senate Committee on Elections.
Additionally, Borton’s House Bill 4088 passed both chambers before the governor vetoed it. The legislation would have allowed people to feed wild animals for recreational viewing or to prevent starvation, despite a bureaucratic order to the contrary.
A former Otsego County commissioner, Borton also introduced a resolution recognizing April as County Government Month in Michigan. The measure was adopted by the House.
Northern Michigan residents can contact Borton’s office by calling 517-373-0829 or emailing KenBorton@house.mi.gov.
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s dubious call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
State Rep. Ken Borton today touted billions of dollars in savings in the state’s new budget, which was signed into law today and includes funding for Northern Michigan infrastructure and transportation projects.
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