Senator Mike Shirkey

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Do you have questions about how many ballot initiatives will be on your ballot, what is the purpose behind them, etc.? Come join Senator Shirkey and Representative Alexander for a town hall as they give you an update on what YOU will be voting on this coming November.

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Come join Senator Shirkey, his wife Sue and their family for ice cream! If you live in Jackson, Hillsdale, or Branch counties we would be honored if you would join us! Any questions, or if you would like to let us know you are coming, feel free to call 517-373-5932, or email

M-124 Update - Thank You Local Leaders

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently completed its survey along the Wamplers Lake Road section of M124 in preparation for significant 2019 construction on that road. Construction for this project is scheduled for spring or summer 2019.

These upgrades couldn’t have been made possible without the help of Norvell Township and especially of Supervisor Eric B. Johnson. The township provided significant matching funds to secure a Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant for this important project. Their efforts and the professionalism of MDOT in cooperation with the village of Brooklyn made these much needed safety improvements come together in such a smooth and organized way.

Funding for the $3.3 million construction project was approved in February through a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant. The upgrades are to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling along the shoulder in this popular section of Wamplers Lake Road. The 7.4-mile project will expand and pave the existing gravel shoulders, resurface driving lanes and make other safety improvements.

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Upcoming Activities Near You!

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Jackson County Fair: Over the years, the Jackson County Fair has become a vital mainstay of the Jackson Community and 16th District. Last year, over 150,000 visitors enjoyed the sounds, tastes and entertainment of the Fair! For more information, please visit
- Date: August 5th – 11th
- Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W Ganson St, Jackson, MI

Branch County Fair: The Branch County Fair invites your cooperation in making this fair a worthwhile celebration of the rural life of Branch County. For more information, please visit
- Date: August 5th – 11th
- Location: Branch County Fairgrounds, 262 S Sprague St, Coldwater

Reading Festival Days (Hillsdale County): Join us for a weekend of Family Friendly fun and events. For more information contact the Reading Chamber of Commerce at 517-283-3286
- Date: August 2nd – 7th
- Location: Reading, MI

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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