Office Hours with Rep. Chatfield

No appointment is necessary during office hours, and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield’s office by phone at (517) 373-2629, via email at leechatfield@house.mi.govor through his website at

Local Paper Interviews Allen West

A very, very good time was had by all at last night’s Top of the Nob party featuring special guest, Lt. Col. Allen West – a riveting, enthusiastic communicator of conservative truths.

Here’s an interview with Col. West conducted this past Wednesday at the Perry. Thanks to the Petoskey News-Review for the coverage.

Nub’s Nob: Dine w/ Lt. Col. Allen West & ECRP

6/21 Update: Lt. Col. West mentions, on his web site, that he’s coming to Emmet County.


This is going to be a lively, informative event! Please save the date, and join us!

Click on the form below, print it, fill it out, & mail it in w/ your check or money order to register to attend.

Rep. Bergman Speaks about Alexandria Shooting

Congressman Jack Bergman, northern Michigan’s congressman and an athlete, was on the baseball field in northern Virginia, yesterday morning, when a lone gunman randomly shot at those playing (all high-powered GOP representatives, staffers and lobbyists) on the field. The group was practicing for an annual charity baseball game.

According the CNN,  “Five people were injured in the shooting that has left Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois died following a shootout with authorities.”

Here’s Rep. Bergman doing one of many media interviews about the horrific incident. Thankfully, the Capitol Police took down Hodgkinson, an individual with a long record of unsavory behavior who hated Republicans, and saved innocent lives. Props also to the First Responders who took care of the wounded.


Mr. Calley’s Clean Michigan Government Initiative

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

The Michigan lt. gov has announced that he is spearheading a ballot question committee to dramatically change the political culture of Lansing: “Brian Calley’s Clean MI Government initiative is a proposed amendment to the state constitution to switch to a part time legislature, slash legislators’ pay, and cut legislator benefits and pensions.”

Money quote: “It is time to amend the Michigan state constitution to switch from a full-time to a part-time state legislature. This will save tax dollars by cutting legislators’ pay and give them more time to live and work back home under the laws they pass.”

Here’s more from today’s press conference, held at Mackinac Island. Michigan, by the way, is only one of nine states with a full-time legislature.

Rep. Chatfield Honors Petoskey Pie Business Owner

LANSING — Fourteen Michigan companies, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, were recognized at the State Capitol, on March 22, 2017, for employing adults who have mental illness. The Petoskey location of Grand Traverse Pie Company, based in Traverse City, was among those honored.

Amy Westphal, owner of the Petoskey franchise, accepted the award from 107th District Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering.  Also on hand was a representative of the Petoskey Club, a program of North Country Community Mental Health, and a Petoskey Club member and Grand Traverse Pie Company employee, Marcus Washburn.

Rep. Chatfield commended Amy for her distinction of being recognized as a “Good Employer of Citizens with Disabilities.”

Congratulations to the hard-working and kind Mrs. Westphal!

Petoskey Club is a program of the North Country Community Mental Health. (Click on the article, from the Weekly Choice newspaper, to read more.)

Bergman Town Hall Makes Breitbart News

Congressman Jack Bergman, MI-01, held a Town Hall event in Gaylord last week. The meeting took a ‘lively’ turn when a local, Christian pastor opened the meeting with a prayer.

Breitbart News has the video. The full news report is here.


This Week: Congressman Bergman Hosts 2 Town Halls

Lou Zako Pens Healthcare Commentary, Part 3

The political pundit with the fab MJ Zako

Dr. Lou Zako, vice-chair of the ECRP, has penned his final installment, for the Petoskey News-Review, about the federal government, and it’s role in ‘healthcare.’

He writes: “I will simply state that I am no fan of Obamacare, primarily because I believe that government should have a very limited role in the provision of medical care, not dictating to doctors and their patients what drugs they may use, whether they should be hospitalized, or whether they need an MRI.’

Read it all. The ending is quite powerful!

P.S. A very interesting article about Dr. Zako’s humanitarian work in Ethiopia.

Charlie MacInnis to Speak to Local Republicans

The Emmet County Republican Party will host the General Meeting on Wed. April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreation Center (Bowling Alley conference room). The venue is located off M-119 in Harbor Springs.

Our guest speaker is Emmet County Commissioner Charlie MacInnis (pictured) who will share and explain the challenges facing the county. He will also field questions.

Commissioner MacInnis represents District 3. Here’s a recent article about his views.

Please plan to attend this informative meeting, and bring your friends and neighbors!


  • ECRP Meetings/GOP Events

    The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room in Harbor Springs. Petoskey School Superintendent John Scholten will be speaking about the upcoming education millage.

    The Emmet County Republican Party will host a General Meeting on August 28th at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center conference room. KC McAlpin, Little Traverse Township precinct delegate, will be speaking about immigration reform.

    ECRP Executive meeting, Monday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 - 6:50 pm, @Northern Lights Recreation Center

    Emmet County Republican Party monthly meeting, Wed. April 12, 7pm @ Northern Lights Recreation Center; Speaker: County Commissioner Charlie MacInnis

    Emmet County Republican Party meeting, Monday, March 13; 7pm at Northern Lights Recreation Center

    March 4, 2017, Pro-Trump flashmob in Petoskey at 200 E. Lake Street from noon to 2 pm.

    February 10-11, 2017 MI GOP State Convention in Lansing

    February 2017: NO GENERAL MEETING of ECRP or of the Executive Board

    January 9, 2017: Jesse Osmer, Speaker
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