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Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, speaks to members of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety in support of a bill he introduced to restore integrity to the work of court process servers.
September 9th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, speaks to members of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of a bill he introduced to save local communities from increased road repair costs that are associated with the use of federal funding.
September 1st 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, testifies in front of the Senate Elections Committee on Senate Bills 275 and 276, his measures to increase integrity in the election process by increasing the public transparency and openness during both the tabulating and auditing of election results.
May 19th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Thursday on Senate Bill 378, his measure to provide a child tax credit for hardworking Michigan families.
May 13th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Tuesday on his amendment to the fiscal year 2022 budget that would fight corruption and fraud in the state's unemployment insurance system.
May 11th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Wednesday on Senate Bill 335, his measure to give local school districts the freedom to determine their own graduation ceremonies.
May 5th 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Thursday on Senate Bill 338, his measure to fund a special investigator to look into the Whitmer administration's COVID-19 nursing home policies.
March 25th 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Tuesday on his vote against confirming Elizabeth Hertel as the director of the MDHHS.
March 23rd 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Thursday on Senate Resolution 31, which he sponsored and the Senate adopted. SR 31 denounces Attorney General Dana Nessel's refusal to investigate Michigan's COVID-19 nursing home policies.
March 18th 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Thursday on Senate Resolution 31, which he sponsored and the Senate adopted. SR 31 denounces Attorney General Dana Nessel's refusal to investigate Michigan's COVID-19 nursing home policies.
March 18th 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Thursday, calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to prioritize vaccines for the most vulnerable instead of prioritizing them based on social factors.
February 18th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Hartland Friday to help prepare and load meals for delivery.
February 12th 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Hartland Friday to help prepare and load meals for delivery.
February 12th 2021
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, addresses the Senate Wednesday on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's continued refusal to let Michigan students play high school and youth sports.
February 3rd 2021
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, recently participated in an event in Auburn Hills allowing participants “to live a day in the life of a firefighter and paramedic.”
October 12th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, recently participated in an event in Auburn Hills allowing participants “to live a day in the life of a firefighter and paramedic.”
October 12th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, testifies before the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Thursday on Senate Bill 790, his measure addressing video recordings of court cases, while Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack looks on.
September 17th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, speaks Thursday in support of Senate Resolution 125, his measure denouncing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policy placing COVID-19-postive residents with uninfected residents in nursing homes.
June 18th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, speaks from the Senate floor Thursday in support of Senate Joint Resolution G, his measure that would protect residents against certain unreasonable searches and seizures. The Senate unanimously approved SJRG.
June 11th 2020
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, (third from left) and members of the committee listen to testimony from expert appraiser Louise Braun regarding property tax issues during a special meeting of the committee on Monday in Novi.
February 24th 2020
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, (right) and members of the committee listen to testimony from Michigan Assessors Association President John Dahlquist regarding property tax issues during a special meeting of the committee on Monday in Novi.
February 24th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, testified Thursday before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety on Senate Bill 104, his measure to guarantee the public's access to government decision makers.
February 13th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, (left) welcomed the Rev. Bryant Anderson to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Anderson serves as pastor at Milford Presbyterian Church in Milford and delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session.
January 28th 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, (right) and Christopher Smith, chair of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section for the State Bar of Michigan, testify before a Senate panel Thursday on Senate Bill 77, Runestad's measure that would help bring an end to elder abuse in nursing homes.
January 23rd 2020
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, on Thursday welcomed to the Capitol Frank Dick (left) of Lenawee County and Victor Cross (center) of Genesee County. Dick and Cross are Michigan's last two remaining survivors of the Battle of the Bulge.
December 5th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, testified Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Senate Bill 518, his measure that would help maximize local road funds.
October 16th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, on Monday hosted a community town hall at the Novi Public Library on preventing elder abuse.
September 30th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, on Monday hosted a community town hall at the Novi Public Library on preventing elder abuse.
September 30th 2019
September 6th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, presented a Senate tribute Thursday in the Capitol rotunda in honor of Indian-American Legislative Day. Also pictured are Sen. Dayna Polehanki (from left), Rep. Kristy Pagan and Rep. Padma Kuppa.
June 6th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, presented a Senate tribute Thursday in the Capitol rotunda in honor of Indian-American Legislative Day. Also pictured are Rep. Kristy Pagan (from left), Rep. Padma Kuppa and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.
June 6th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, Jessica Ellsworth (center) and Gold Star Mother Debbie Ellsworth paid tribute in the Senate on Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our nation.
May 23rd 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, speaks on the Senate floor Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 228.
May 7th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad testified before the Senate Committee on Insurance and Banking on Tuesday on Senate Bill 295, his measure to strengthen the penalties for insurance fraud.
May 7th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad R-White Lake, (right), presented a special tribute to Milford Village Council President Jerry Aubry congratulating the village on its 150th anniversary. The tribute was signed by Runestad; Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford; and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
April 15th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad R-White Lake, (center) stands in the Capitol rotunda on Thursday with Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer Paul Jonna (left) and Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and Chaldean Community Foundation President Martin Manna. Runestad introduced Senate Resolution 32, declaring April 11, 2019 as Chaldean American Day in the state of Michigan.
April 11th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad R-White Lake, (right), along with Corbin Standley with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, testified on Thursday before the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services on Senate Bill 228, Runestad's bill that would create a commission to study the causes and underlying factors of suicide in Michigan.
April 11th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, (left) welcomed the Rev. Robb Stancer to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Stancer serves as pastor at Brightmoor Christian Church in Novi and delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session.
March 14th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, listens to testimony before the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday on his bill providing a tax credit for some food donations.
February 20th 2019
Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Dennis Doherty (left) and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Representative Carla Menendez testified before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Thursday on Senate Bill 23, Runestad's bill to deter mail theft in Michigan.
February 7th 2019
The Honorable Judge Michael Warren administers the oath of office to Sen. Jim Runestad, White Lake, (left) Tuesday evening during a ceremony at the Commerce Township Hall as Runestad is sworn in as senator for the 15th District. Runestad's wife Kathy (right) and daughter Kayla look on.
January 9th 2019