Friday, May 3, 2013
The freshman member of the State House of Representatives will meet with constituents on the heels of votes on drug testing; Detroit Zoo funding.
Do you agree with State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) that welfare recipients should be drug tested and have children that are not truants in order to receive benefits? Do you support his decision on a two-bill package that ensures local municipalities cannot capture millage funds intended for the Detroit Zoo or the Detroit Institute of Arts? McCready, who was elected to represent the 40th District in the State House of Representatives last fall, was among the overwhelming majority of Republican legislators to support each of the bills mentioned above during votes in Lansing this week, according to Michigan Votes. Whether you agree or not, McCready wants to hear from you and invites constituents in Birmingham and Bloomfield to …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, and colleague Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will discuss Michigan's new autism benefit law.
Michigan's medical insurance laws changed in 2012 to mandate coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. But not that many residents know about it. New State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, hopes to change that and will make the recent autism insurance reform legislation the focus of a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the West Bloomfield Library. He and fellow freshman legislator Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp., will offer presentations on the signs and symptoms of autism, as well as treatment options under the new law. As of October 15, 2012, both for-and-non profit insurance companies regulated by the state of Michigan are required to provide an autism benefit to members for services …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
"While the budget process might not be exciting for everyone, it is crucial to keeping our state on the right track and helping our economy continue to recover," Birmingham's newest representative, Mike McCready, writes.
This letter was received by Birmingham Patch Editor Laura Houser. As a state representative, I take my duty to represent the people of the 40th District very seriously and that includes keeping all of you informed about my work in Lansing. As you may know, I serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for completing the state budget each year. This also includes serving on subcommittees for specific budget areas, including the Michigan State Police budget. I serve as chair of the MSP subcommittee and was tasked with coming up with an efficient and effective budget for the upcoming fiscal year. For those who aren't familiar with the budget process, here's a brief overview. Each year, the governor gives his budget …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The online survey on the state of Michigan's roads and bridges is open until March 1 on the new legislator's website.
If you have an opinion about Michigan's roads and bridges, and Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to fix them, State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) wants to know. The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs. McCready has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in Bloomfield, West Bloomfield and Birmingham first. The survey closes on March 1. "Everyone knows that our roads and bridges are in…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
'Detroiter Magazine' said the Bloomfield Hills resident has what it takes to foster economic growth across the region.
Rep. Mike McCready, Birmingham's newest representative in Lansing, has been named as one of six regional "Legislators to Watch" in 2013 by Detroiter Magazine, a publication operated by the Detroit Regional Chamber. McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November after beating out a crowded field in the GOP primary in August. A former Bloomfield Hills city commissioner, McCready takes the spot vacated by long-time representative and Birmingham resident, Chuck Moss. McCready represents the 40th district in the House — a "key seat" in the region, the article reads — which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and parts of West Bloomfield. According to the article, the former …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Bloomfield Hills Republican is among 28 new members of the State House that returns to work after right-to-work acrimony.
State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) officially started his first term this week when he was sworn into office with other members of the 97th Legislature on Wednesday. The former Bloomfield Hills city commissioner represents the 40th District, comprised of the cities of Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, and a portion of West Bloomfield Township. McCready is among 28 new members that enter the State House at an interesting time given all the rancor created by the education reform and right-to-work laws quickly implemented during last year's lame-duck session. Just as they did during the final weeks of session in 2012, hundreds of protesters lined the Capital lawn this week, the Detroit News reported. They were …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
In November, the Bloomfield Hills resident was elected to replace Chuck Moss as the representative of the 40th District in the State House of Representatives.
Do you have a question for your newly-elected representative in Lansing? Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) has opened his office at the State House and is ready to take constituents' questions. "I'm excited to get to work serving the constituents of the 40th District in the Michigan House," McCready, a former Bloomfield Hills city commissioner, said Friday in a statement. "Constituent service is very important to me and I encourage local residents to contact my office with questions or concerns." Residents of the 40th District — made up of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and a portion of West Bloomfield — can contact McCready at: In addition, McCready has named Jami Des Chenes and Jason Lachowski as his legislatives…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Before you head to the polls on Nov. 6, Patch is reminding you what's on the ballot in Michigan, Oakland County and Birmingham.
The Nov. 6 general election is a little more than a week away, and Patch is looking to help Birmingham residents prepare with a quick reminder of what's on the ballot and what they need to know before they vote. The November ballot promises to be a long one. Besides picking either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama for the Commander in Chief job, voters will decide on a slate of state proposals as well consider candidates for various levels of representation in Washington, Lansing and Pontiac. In addition, Birmingham voters will be deciding on a city charter amendment and voting for two members of the Birmingham Board of Education. Birmingham Patch has been covering this election all year, however sometimes you just need a quick refresher before …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham), who currently represents Birmingham and the 40th District in the State House of Representatives, sends congratulations to Republican nominee for winning August primary.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This letter was received by Birmingham Patch Editor Laura Houser. Congratulations to Mike McCready on his 40th House GOP primary victory. Mike ran a good, classy campaign and I’m proud to endorse and support him. Our district would be well served with him as State Representative. Chuck Moss State Representative 40th District For questions and clarifications, please leave a comment below or contact editor Laura Houser at email@example.com or 248-534-9780.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Bloomfield Hills City Commissioner rose above a crowded field to win with 32 percent of the vote in the Aug. 7 primary. Democrat Dorian Coston awaits in November.
There were several anxious moments while waiting for results to trickle in, but Mike McCready was cool-headed and focused on being the next Republican to represent voters in the 40th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. McCready, was rewarded early this morning when unofficial results from the Oakland County Clerk's Office showed he won the Republican nomination in the district, which encompasses Bloomfield, West Bloomfield and Birmingham, with 32 percent of the vote over three formidable opponents. County Commissioner and Birmingham-based attorney David Potts and West Bloomfield attorney David Wolkinson finished in a virtual tie for second with 29.8 percent while Birmingham Board of Education Trustee Robert Lawrence rounded …