Steps you can take to get involved to influence your government.
Write a letter, phone or email:
Debbie Stabenow (D)
731 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2204
Gary Peters (D)
Hart Senate Office Bldg. suite 724
Washington, D.C. 20510
(Saginaw office) 989-754-0112
Our Representative (Fourth district):
John Moolenaar (R)
117 Cannon House Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Midland office: 200 E. Main Street
To Lansing, Michigan
Jim Stamas (R)
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
(Toll free: 855-347-8036)
Our Representative (98th district):
Gary Glenn (R)
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
(Toll free: 855-GLENN98)
Our Representative (99th district)
Roger Hauck (R)
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909
Need to write to another elected official? Go to our Your Elected Officials for addresses for everybody from our local school boards through the President of the United States.
Vote: You need a photo I.D. to vote. Your driver's license is usually that photo I.D. If you do not have a driver's license, you can get a photo ID at the same place you would get a driver's license: the Secretary of State's office, 1832 N. Saginaw Road in Midland. Phone: 888-767-6424. Absentee Ballot: If you are not able to get to the polls, you can vote absentee ballot. You must apply for a ballot at your city or township clerk's office before election day.
The city council meets twice a month, usually on the second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the City Hall in downtown Midland. However there are some exceptions to those evenings, so check the agenda calendar on the webpage. The agendas are available at least four days before the meetings and agendas, meeting summaries and videos of happenings can be found on the city website.
County of Midland: Midland County Board of Commissioners: http://www.co.midland.mi.us/Commissioners/BoardMeetings.aspx
The Midland County Commissioners usually meets on the first and third Thursday mornings of the month at 9 a.m. All Midland County Board of Commissioner meetings are held in the Board Room on the first floor of the County Services Building, 220 W Ellsworth St, Midland, MI. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Midland Public Schools: School Board: new.midlandps.org/pages/board-of-education/board-of-education/
The Midland School Board usually meets on the third Monday. All meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Midland Public Schools Administration Center, 600 E. Carpenter Street, Midland, MI 48640, unless otherwise posted.
Most public meetings are covered by local news outlets. They are also covered on their websites. In the city of Midland both the city council meetings and the school board meetings are taped and shown on MCTV.
http://cityofmidlandmi.gov/ City of Midland Boards & Commissions
A good read is the New York Times article "How to Run for Local Office" by Malia Wollan, March 31, 2107. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/magazine/how-to-run-for-local-office.html.
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