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Dear Friends,

To better serve the people of the 30th Senate District, I will now offer this “Week in Review” that I will be sending out every Monday. I hope you will find it informative about what is happening in Lansing.

I encourage you to contact me with any state issue. You may call 517-373-6920 or email [email protected].  Also, please check out my Facebook page. Let me know if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

Working for you,
Roger Victory
State Senator

Hometown Highlights:

State champions!

Congratulations to the Hudsonville High School women’s basketball team for winning their first state title on Friday. The Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Detroit Renaissance 65-61 at MSU’s Breslin Center in East Lansing to claim the Division 1 State Championship.

It was an impressive victory to conclude an outstanding 23-1 season. It is always great to see a talented group of student athletes come together and achieve their goals.

Regional Teacher of the Year

Theresa Ziegler, a social studies teacher at West Ottawa’s Macatawa Bay Middle School, was recently named as the Region 3 Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education.

She is now one of 10 regional finalists for the coveted title of Michigan Teacher of the Year. Each regional winner will interview with a panel of education leaders to determine the statewide honor.

Region 3 includes Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Osceola counties. The 10 Regional Teachers of the Year will also comprise the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council that aims to bring teacher voices to a wider audience and share information and resources with their colleagues.

District office hours

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My goal continues to be to provide the good people of Ottawa County with chances to meet with me about state issues and talk with me about their priorities. We’ve had a great response to these office hours in the past, and I look forward to holding them each month throughout the district.

On Saturday, I held an office hour with Rep. Luke Meerman at Murphy’s Family Restaurant in Allendale. Among the topics we talked about were the Senate’s election reform bills, secretary of state delays and obstacles in obtaining licenses.

This week, I will be holding an office hour with Rep. Bradley Slagh on Thursday, April 15 from 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. at BAM! Entertainment Center, located at 478 E. 16th St. in Holland. I will also be holding an outdoor office hour on Monday, April 19 from 8:30 — 9:30 a.m. at William Hatton Park at corner of N. 4th Street and Jackson Street in Grand Haven.

Space is limited at some locations, and people are encouraged to take proper safety precautions. If you are unable to attend any of the office hours and need assistance, click here to contact my office.

Legislative Update:

Met with AG Nessel on protecting victims’ rights

As the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, I met with Attorney General Dana Nessel regarding a recent Court of Appeals ruling that jeopardizes victims’ rights. We are working to develop a legislative solution to preserve and uphold the safety and right to privacy of victims and witnesses.

On March 11, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a prosecutor must provide the addresses of victims and witnesses when turning over information to the court. The ruling also means prosecutors that seek to shield that information must first obtain a protective order.

The ruling could subject victims and witnesses to identity theft, violence, threats or intimidation, and it needs to be fixed.

The legislation is currently before the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. Last week I had several meetings with members of that committee regarding my legislation to improve the permitting process for structures during high water levels. The high water levels have had different impacts throughout our state and my colleagues from other areas have faced their own issues on the permitting processes depending on what body of water their district touches.

COVID-19 resources

Below is a list of resources available to you if you need any type of assistance. Additionally, you can contact my office at any time for more information.

• Information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
• General information, resources, testing locations and more:
• Coronavirus hotline for health-related questions: 1-888-535-6136 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636 or
• Michigan PEER Warmline for mental health support and substance abuse challenges: 1-888-733-7753 every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• National suicide prevention lifeline available 24/7: Call 1-800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or visit
• Small business resources: or 1-888-522-0103.

Michigan's 30th Senate District

The 30th State Senate District includes all of Ottawa County.

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Thank you for subscribing to my electronic newsletter! I am honored to represent you in the state Senate. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to forward this on to others who may be interested in receiving the 30th District E-news. You may sign up for it also at my website.

Senator Roger Victory
4100 Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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