Senator Jim Stamas E-Newsletter

Serving You
Serving the constituents of the 36th Senate District is very important to me, and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may call toll-free at 1-855-347-8036 or email [email protected]. Also, please check out my Facebook page. I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.


I was joined by a couple of my colleagues, Sen. Margaret O'Brien, chair of the Senate veterans committee; Sen. David Knezek, U.S. Marines veteran; and Sen. Vincent Gregory, U.S. Marines veteran; as we shared a few words honoring the 73rd anniversary of D-Day and remembering those who stormed the beaches of Normandy.


I had the privilege in joining many members of our community for the Memorial Day ceremonies in Midland, Gladwin and Sanford. Thank you to the American heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of liberty. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.


Thank you to Father Charles Donajkowski of the Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda for recently coming down to Lansing to give the invocation at the start of Senate session.

Committee meeting in Alcona County about bovine TB
The Senate Agriculture Committee will be holding a public meeting in Alcona County on Monday, June 12 to discuss bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the region.

In northeast Michigan, bovine TB is persistent in wild deer and a continuous threat to area dairy and cattle farmers. The committee meeting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Alcona Township Hall at 5576 N. US-23 in Black River.

The meeting is open to the public to express thoughts and concerns related to TB directly to legislators. It will also feature presentations from the state veterinarian and provide an opportunity to ask department experts about bovine TB in the region. I encourage all concerned residents to attend.

The public will be able to make comments after the presentations and officials from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be on site to answer questions. (read more)


Free fishing this weekend!
Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. The annual celebration provides a chance for anglers, and those who have never gone fishing, to experience some of the world’s best fishing — free of charge.

Residents and out-of-state visitors can fish without a license on these two days, though all other fishing regulations still apply.

Entry into state public boating access sites and Michigan’s 103 state parks and recreation areas is also free of charge during the weekend. Visit for more information. (read more)

Senate approves STEM, in-demand jobs bills
Michigan students could be given important career information and get a leg up on earning a high-skilled job under legislation recently approved by the state Senate.

It is vital that we address our state’s current gap in the number of skilled Michigan workers available to fill in-demand jobs. As we try to meet our state’s growing workforce, I have supported measures to help Michigan students make the best decisions they can about their education and career.

Senate Bill 343 would require school districts and public school academies to provide students with the most recent available analysis of in-demand occupations for the economic forecast region in which the school or public school academy is located.

Residents can see the current “Hot Jobs” outlook for Northeastern Lower Michigan by clicking here and check out the outlook for East Central Michigan by clicking here.  (read more)


A Citizen’s Guide to State Government
The 2017-18 citizen’s guide serves as a useful reference tool in helping constituents stay in touch with their elected officials. Specific information is provided on the geographic location of both congressional and state districts as well as state legislative committee assignments.

Click here to view an online version of the citizen’s guide or request a free printed copy of the guide by contacting my office toll-free at 1-855-347-8036 or via email at [email protected].


Senate District 36 Map

The 36th Senate District is made up of 10 counties, which includes: Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Arenac, Gladwin and Midland counties.

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Senator Jim Stamas
201 Townsend Street Suite #5200
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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