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Michigan State Senator Mike Nofs
Nofs' photowire: State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomes Major General Clark W. LeMasters Jr. (right) to the Michigan Capitol for the 2017 Memorial Day Service at the Michigan Senate. Major General LeMasters Jr. is the commanding general at the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
May 25th 2017
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, to the Michigan Senate on April 19, 2017 to receive a special tribute recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police.
April 19th 2017
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, to the Michigan Senate on April 19, 2017 to receive a special tribute recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police.
April 19th 2017
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, received the Senator of the Year award for 2016 from the Michigan Information & Research Service Inc. (MIRS) on Feb. 14, 2017 in the Michigan Senate. Presenting Nofs with the award was John T. Reurink (left), publisher and co-owner of MIRS, and Kyle Melinn (right), news editor and co-owner of MIRS.
February 14th 2017
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed Pastor Steve Smail (middle) and his wife Sharon to the Michigan Senate on Tuesday. Smail, pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Plainwell, delivered the invocation at the start of the Senate session.
January 24th 2017
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomes Dr. Mauri Ditzler (left), President of Albion College, and Vince Pavone (right), a member of the Southwest Michigan First board and a Battle Creek business leader, to the Michigan Capitol before Gov. Rick Snyder's 2017 State of the State address. Dr. Ditzler and Pavone were Nofs' guest for the annual address Tuesday night.
January 17th 2017
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, attended the energy package bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder on Dec. 21, 2016.
December 20th 2016
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse L. Sharpe to the Michigan Capitol for the 2016 Memorial Day Service at the Michigan Senate.
May 26th 2016
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek (center right) welcomed the Marshall High School girls basketball team to the Michigan Senate during the April 21, 2016 session.
April 21st 2016
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, presents a Special Tribute to the Marshall High School girls basketball team during the April 21, 2016 session.
April 21st 2016
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek (left) welcomed cadets from the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy to the Michigan Senate during the April 20, 2016 session.
April 20th 2016
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, and Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, welcomed cadets from the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy to the Michigan Capitol on April 20, 2016.
April 20th 2016
Senator Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, delivers a special tribute to outgoing Michigan Public Service Commission Chairman John Quackenbush (second from left) on the floor of the Michigan Senate.
March 9th 2016
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, honors the victims of the recent fatal shootings in Kalamazoo County on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, as Southwest Michigan colleagues, from left, Senators Margaret O'Brien, Tonya Schuitmaker and John Proos look on.
February 23rd 2016
The City of Albion and the Mayor's Youth Leadership Council honored Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, with a proclamation recognizing him as a Diversity Champion in the City of Albion for his lifetime commitment to fighting for justice for all people.
February 19th 2016
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomes Andrew Beardslee (left) to the Michigan Capitol before Gov. Rick Snyder's 2016 State of the State address. Beardslee, a native of the 19th district from Marshall who joined Sen. Nofs' office in the spring of 2015 after graduating from Grand Valley State University, was Nofs' guest for the annual address Tuesday night.
January 19th 2016
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, honored the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi on the Senate floor. Joining Nofs (third from left) from the NHBP tribal council were, from left to right, Dorie Rios, secretary; Christine Lanning, treasurer; Jamie Stuck, vice chairman; Homer Mandoka, chairman and Tony Day, sergeant at arms.
December 15th 2015
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, accepted the 2015 Legislator of the Year Award from the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) on Sept. 29. Nofs was honored for his leadership, commitment and dedication to improving Michigan manufacturing's competitiveness through reform of the state's Personal Property Tax (PPT) and his continued hard work to ensure reliable, competitive energy options for Michigan.
October 5th 2015
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, honored retiring Michigan Public Service Commissioner Greg White (center) with a Senate resolution on Oct. 1. White accepted the resolution with his wife Junru at the Capitol during Senate session.
October 1st 2015
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (center) presents a state tribute signed by Nofs and Gov. Rick Snyder to Belding Middle School Principal Joel Olson and other school staff and administrators. Belding Middle School was awarded the third-place spot in the 2015 Michigan School Wellness Awards.
May 13th 2015
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (second from left) welcomed the following guests to the Michigan Capitol before Gov. Rick Snyder's 2015 State of the State address Tuesday night: Gordon Rosberg (from left), Michigan American Legion Legislative Chairman Doug Williams, Sherry Swann and J-Ad Graphics Inc. Vice President Fred Jacobs.
January 21st 2015
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (second from left) welcomed the following guests to the Michigan Capitol before Gov. Rick Snyder's 2015 State of the State address Tuesday night: Gordon Rosberg (from left), Michigan American Legion Legislative Chairman Doug Williams, Sherry Swann and J-Ad Graphics Inc. Vice President Fred Jacobs
January 21st 2015
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, was sworn in Wednesday as a member of the 98th Michigan Legislature. Nofs will assume the title of Dean of the Senate as he begins his seventh year of service. Nofs was first elected in a 2009 special election to fill an unexpired term.
January 14th 2015
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, received the "Dig Safely Champion" award on Wednesday from the Michigan Damage Prevention Board for his work in crafting the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, which went into effect on April 1.
April 23rd 2014
Legislation dealing with the elimination of the Personal Property Tax (PPT) was signed into law Friday in Lansing, said Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek.
March 28th 2014
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) Tribal Council to the Michigan Senate today.
March 27th 2014
Members of the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm (CTKMW) met Wednesday with state lawmakers at the Capitol in Lansing to raise awareness about the energy assistance needs of Michigan's low-income households.
February 18th 2014
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed the St. Philip Catholic Central High School volleyball team to the Michigan Senate Tuesday.
December 10th 2013
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, joins Gov. Rick Snyder as the governor signs his legislation to protect residents and prevent damage to Michigan's underground infrastructure. Public Acts 173 and 174 of 2013 create the MISS DIG Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act and garnered widespread support from industry groups, trade associations, utilities and safety professionals.
November 26th 2013
Sen. Mike Nofs (center) announced on Friday that he has sponsored legislation that is part of a 19-bill, landmark initiative to crack down on human trafficking offenders and support its victims and survivors.
September 27th 2013
Sen. Mike Nofs presents a copy of Senate Resolution 68 to outgoing Michigan Public Service Commissioner Orjikar Isiogu and his wife Jennifer.
June 7th 2013
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek was pleased to welcome on Tuesday 116 cadets, four cadre staff, Academy Director Sgt. Maj. Jim Luce and numerous parents from the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy for their annual Day at the Capitol. The National Guard Youth Challenge Academy is a quasi-military, 22-week residential program geared toward Michigan's at-risk youth, ages 16-18, who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out.
May 1st 2013
Sen. Mike Nofs, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee and Rep. Aric Nesbitt, Chairman of the House Energy and Technology Committee, speak to attendees at the MI PoliTech Conference, hosted by the Telecommunications Association of MI.
February 21st 2013
Joining Nofs (second from right) and Gov. Snyder at the bill signing were Small Business Association of Michigan President Rob Fowler (second from left), and SBAM's Vice President of Government Relations Dave Jessup (far left) and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
February 13th 2013
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, announces Senate Bills 1083 and 1084 at a press conference celebrating Safe Digging Month on April 19, 2012. The measures enhance public safety, protect the environment, and prevent the disruption of vital public services by reducing the incidences of damage to underground facilities caused by excavation or blasting activity.
April 19th 2012
Battle Creek City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama testifies in support of Senate Resolution 113 during a hearing of the Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security committee on Feb. 7, 2012. The resolution, sponsored by Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (right) urges the United States Department of Defense to follow through on plans to locate an MQ-1/9 Remote Split Operations (RSO) unit at the Battle Creek Air National Guard base. Also pictured is Karl Dehn, president and chief executive of Battle Creek Unlimited.
February 7th 2012
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, presents Battle Creek resident and tireless community advocate, Bobby Holley with a special tribute in his Lansing office on Feb. 7, 2012. Holley completed a 50-mile walk from Dudley Elementary School to the state Capitol in an effort to bring attention to anti-bullying efforts.
February 7th 2012
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomed Bishop Ira Combs, Jr. to the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. Combs is the pastor of the Greater Bible Way Temple in Jackson. He began Senate session with an invocation.
January 12th 2012
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, speaks at the Michigan Capitol following unanimous Senate approval of his legislation to help protect the states most vulnerable citizens. Senate Bill 454 is part of an 18-bill package designed to help protect Michigans seniors, stop elder abuse and prosecute offenders. Pictured with Nofs is Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, a lead sponsor of the package.
November 3rd 2011
Sens. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, and Bruce Caswell, R-Hillsdale, join Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, in welcoming representatives of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to the Michigan Capitol. Pictured from left: George Pierson, Brian Drummon, John Gardner, chamber President and CEO Mindy Bradish-Orta, Richardville, Bob Moore, chamber board of directors Chair Dale Moretz, Caswell and Nofs.
October 27th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, joins Gov. Rick Snyder (right) as the governor signs his legislation to combat mortgage fraud and punish offenders. Public Act 203, sponsored by Nofs, is part of an eight-bill package to protect Michigan consumers.
October 20th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, and Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, (left) welcome the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy cadets and Director Jim Luce (right) to the state Capitol.
October 12th 2011
Senator Mike Nofs speaking with MDOT director Kirk Steudel during the Economic Development Committee tour of the proposed New International Trade Crossing site.
August 16th 2011
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, (left) talks with Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle (center) on Monday, August 15, 2011, during a legislative tour of the proposed international bridge crossing between Detroit and Windsor.
August 15th 2011
The Economic Development Committee nspecting current construction on the Ambassador Bridge.
August 15th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, watches Gov. Rick Snyder sign legislation to combat methamphetamine production by limiting the amount of the drugs main ingredient an individual can purchase and requiring the use of an online tracking system to enforce the limits. Nofs bill, Public Act 85 of 2011, prohibits the use of a false ID to purchase a product containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Joining Nofs and the governor are Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, (center) and Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler.
July 15th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, speaks about the devastating impacts of methamphetamine and the importance of punishing criminals who attempt to circumvent state law by using a fake ID to acquire large quantities of cold medications for illicit purposes. Gov. Rick Snyder (right) signed Nofs legislation into law, making it a misdemeanor to use or attempt to use a fake ID to purchase a product containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, except in the case of undercover or police operations.
July 15th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, listens to Dr. Daniel Phelan (left) as he testifies before the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on the reasons he supports Nofs liquor license reform bill. Phelan is president of Jackson Community College and supports Senate Bill 502, which would allow the Liquor Control Commission to issue a liquor license to a community college or university that wishes to serve alcohol as part of its culinary or hospitality program instruction or in conjunction with limited school sponsored events.
July 13th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, introduces legislation to strengthen protections for elderly Michiganians facing acts of physical, emotional, and financial abuse at a press conference with lawmakers and advocates at the Michigan Capitol. Pictured with Nofs are Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, (left) and Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague.
June 15th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, places a folded American flag in a basket on the Senate floor in remembrance of Senior Airman James A. Hansen of Athens, MI. Michigans military heroes who defended freedom and sacrificed their lives the past year in the war on terror were honored during the Michigan Senates 17th Annual Memorial Day Service.
May 26th 2011
Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, presents an honorary tribute to Academy Director Jim Luce and cadets from the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy. The academy was recognized for earning the 2010 Post Residential National Award as well as attaining an 80 percent GED pass rate for cadets taking the exam.
May 4th 2011
Students from Arbor Academy in Battle Creek while Senator Nofs was reading to fourth graders as part of the March is Reading Month program.
March 8th 2011
Students from Arbor Academy in Battle Creek while Senator Nofs was reading to fourth graders as part of the March is Reading Month program.
March 8th 2011
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, listens to Joseph Dunigan testify before the Senate Finance Committee in support of Nofs legislation to eliminate the state's personal property tax on businesses. Dunigan is president of Dunigan Bros. Inc. in Jackson, which has been a leader in underground construction since 1945.
February 9th 2011
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, pictured center, greeted Ms. Shannon Tinkle's third and fourth grade students from Jackson's DaVinci Primary school in Nofs's Capitol office after Senate session on Wednesday, January 26.
January 26th 2011
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, is administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. Standing with Nofs is son Michael John Nofs, his wife Julie, and their children Emie and Owen; sister Melody Jenner; sister Michelle Hover; and friends Patti Miller and Sharlie Jones. Michigan senators were sworn in on the first session day of the 96th Legislature.
January 12th 2011
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek and Gov. Jennifer Granholm pose for a photo after legislation designed to help prevent costly and dangerous energy theft was signed in to law. Senate Bill 1314, sponsored by Sen. Nofs, establishes sentencing guidelines for individuals convicted of felony assault on a utility worker.
July 21st 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, testifies in support of Senate Bill 1373, which classifies synthetic marijuana, like K2, as Schedule I substances in Michigan. Ms. Suzanne Horsfall, executive director of the Substance Abuse Council of Calhoun Co., pictured center, and Ms. Janet Miles, chair of the Substance Abuse Council Board of Directors joined Nofs. SB 1373, sponsored by Nofs, was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
June 22nd 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, pictured right, presents Dave Adams with a framed copy of Senate Resolution 140. The resolution declares April 2010 Youth Financial Literacy Month in Michigan, and urges parents, schools, businesses, community organizations, and units of government to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities in order to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy in schools and amongst children.
April 13th 2010
Senator Nofs reads to first graders at Brooklyn Elementary on March 15th, 2010.
March 15th 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, welcomes members of the Boy Scouts Southwest Michigan Council to the Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010. Pictured with Nofs are, from left to right, (Back) Dan Busby, Gene Dillenbeck, Alex Johnson, Bill Semarn, Tanner Micklatcher, and (Front) Nathaniel Micklatcher, David Ghosh, Nick Ghosh and Ethan Semarn.
February 10th 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, presents Michigan International Speedway Director of Guest Services Tim Booth with a special Michigan Senate tribute. Booth was recently named the 2009 recipient of the Home Depot National Motorsports Press Association Humanitarian Award for his work in organizing blood drives for the American Red Cross. Booth beat out NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle for the award.
February 4th 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, presents a special tribute to Ms. Tina Maule, of Jackson, during the 2010 Michigan Works! Association Alumni Celebration. Maule successfully landed a job with the help of the South Central Michigan Works! branch office in Jackson.
January 26th 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, greets Ms. McLain's 3rd grade class from Gordon Elementary School in Marshall at the state Capitol.
January 14th 2010
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, speaks to his colleagues after his first bill was unanimously approved by the Senate. Senate Bills 1005 and 1006 provide assistance for the City of Battle Creek by fixing state law so the city will be able to continue to meet its debt obligations.
December 10th 2009
Senator Nofs presents a check on behalf of ATT Michigan to the Jackson County Fair. Senator Nofs worked tirelessly on behalf of the Jackson County Fair to secure a private donor to help save the Jackson County Fair's premium program.
December 4th 2009
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, is administered the oath of office at his swearing-in by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Robert P. Young. Accompanying Nofs was his his mother Terry Nofs, sister Melodie Jenner, and nephew and godson Ryan Jenner. Nofs represents the 19th state Senate District, which covers Calhoun and Jackson counties.
November 10th 2009
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, addresses the Senate chamber upon being sworn-in as senator of the 19th District.
November 10th 2009
Senator-elect Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, was invited to address his fellow Senate Republican colleagues Wednesday, a day after voters elected him to fill the vacated 19th state Senate District that covers Calhoun and Jackson counties
November 4th 2009