Senator Mike Shirkey

Come Join Us!

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Come enjoy a night of spectacular music, while supporting a great cause! Join us Sunday, April 22nd at 7:30 pm at Tibbits Opera House for a concert hosted by your local State Sen. Mike Shirkey and Rep. Eric Leutheuser. All proceeds will support our Branch and Hillsdale County Senior Centers.

Helen Welch is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, entertainer, producer and band-leader. Originally a native of England, her unique and engaging talent have quickly earned her a large and devoted following around the globe. Tickets are available at Tibbits Opera House, call: 517-278-6029 or

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March is Reading Month:

March is celebrated as National Reading Month, a time to encourage children of all ages to pick up a book and read. Our theme this year was “If you can read… you can do just about anything”! Below are some highlights:

Paragon Charter Academy Visit

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Senator Shirkey spent some time sharing one of his favorite short stories with students at Paragon Charter Academy on Friday, March 16th. Click the picture for a special video!

Visiting Reynold’s Elementary School in Reading

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Over the month of March Senator Shirkey had the privilege of reading to over 1000 students in Hillsdale, Branch and Jackson Counties! Here he is reading to Reynolds Elementary School students as “Oh” from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”

Classroom Visit in Lakeland

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Senator Shirkey shared "Oh, The Places You’ll Go," a favorite of children and adults of all ages, with Lakeland Elementary School students.

We would like this newsletter to remind your family to spend some time reading together. Your kids can do just about anything if they learn how to read!

MDOT 2018 construction map now available

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The 2018 Paving the Way state construction map is now available online at The map details the major road repairs scheduled this season on state highways and trunklines, along with the construction dates to help drivers prepare for work zones along their planned travel route. State construction information and up-to-date traffic information is also available on the Mi Drive website at

Your 16th State Senate District Map

The 16th State Senate District contains all of Branch, Hillsdale, and Jackson Counties

16th Senate District Map

Serving with and for you,

Mike Shirkey


Senator Mike Shirkey
201 Townsend Street, Suite #5300
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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