Click on the thumbnail to view the full size photo, or right click and select “Save target as” (in Windows) or “Download Linked File Ad…” (on the Mac). Photos on the Senate PhotoWire are intended for media and public use and may be freely reproduced.

Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, is joined by Buy Nearby Guy on the steps of the Michigan Capitol.
September 26th 2018
Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, joined friends and family members of the late Rep. Peter Pettalia at a ceremony dedicating a part of U.S. 23 in Presque Isle County between Maple Drive and Misiak Highway as a memorial highway in Pettalia's honor.
September 7th 2018
Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, pictured left, and Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, pictured right, present a special tribute to West Michigan Whitecaps President Scott Lane in recognition of the team's 25th anniversary. The tribute highlighted the Whitecaps' six Eastern Division titles, six Midwest League championships, league records set, its more than 130 previous players advancing to the major leagues, and welcoming its 10 millionth fan this season. The honor was signed by MacGregor, Afendoulis, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Gov. Rick Snyder.
August 24th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, joins Gov. Rick Snyder, Department of Talent and Economic Development Director Roger Curtis (third from right), Delaney McKinley with the Michigan Manufacturing Association (third from left), and skilled trades advocates on Wednesday during the governor's ceremonial bill signing ceremony for Horn's legislation, Senate Bill 946, now Public Act 260 of 2018.
August 23rd 2018
Sen. Wayne Schmidt joined council members from the city of Petoskey as they accepted their official certification from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Redevelopment Ready Communities program during Monday's meeting.
August 23rd 2018
State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, stands with Cedar Springs City Manager Mike Womack (left) and Librarian Donna Clark as the new state of Michigan flag is unveiled at the library.
July 3rd 2018
Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, accepts the Small Business Association of Michigan's Legislator of the Year Award from President and CEO Rob Fowler at the association's annual convention on June 21.
June 28th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, and his grandson Liam prepare for a fishing trip in the 32nd District.
June 7th 2018
Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, stands with staff members of the Alcona Health Center as his recent tour comes to an end.
June 1st 2018
Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, welcomed the Rev. Nathaniel Sokol to the Michigan Capitol Wednesday to give the invocation before session.
May 30th 2018
Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, welcomed the Rev. Nathaniel Sokol to the Michigan Capitol Wednesday to give the invocation before session.
May 30th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands at his desk on the Senate floor with The Rev. Douglas R. Jackson and his wife Kathy after Dr. Jackson delivered the invocation before Senate session.
May 29th 2018
Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, (right) welcomed World War II veteran John D'Antonio, sergeant first class, to the Michigan Capitol Thursday.
May 25th 2018
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, stands on the Senate floor with Spc. David Hagen of the United States Army after Thursday's Memorial Day Service.
May 24th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands for a photo on the Senate floor with post commander Kimberly Napoleon, his guest for the Michigan Senate's 24th Annual Memorial Day Service.
May 24th 2018
State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, stands on the Senate floor with John West, father of Staff Sgt. Matthew West, during the Michigan Senate's 24th Annual Memorial Day Service on Thursday.
May 24th 2018
State Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, welcomed his grandniece, Jessica Wright, to the Michigan Senate Thursday for the Senate's 24th Annual Memorial Day Service.
May 24th 2018
Senator Colbeck, R-Canton, (left) and Donald "Woody" Woodworth, a World War II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam War veteran from Livonia, stand in the Michigan Senate chamber Thursday after the Senate's 24th Annual Memorial Day Service. Among his many achievements, Woodworth was awarded the Marines' highest commendation for non-combat heroism.
May 24th 2018
Senator Colbeck, R-Canton, (right) and Pastor Eddie Brown, State Chaplin of the American Legion in Southgate, who gave the invocation at the 2018 Annual Senate Memorial Session.
May 24th 2018
Sen. Joe Hune, R-Fowlerville, (right) welcomed World War II veteran Dwight Sachau from Hartland and Gold Star Mother Jennifer Clarke from Corunna to the Senate floor Thursday.
May 24th 2018
Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, (left) was honored to welcome Master Sgt. Julius Gimesky of the U.S. Army Air Corps and his daughter and son-in-law to the Michigan capitol Thursday.
May 24th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands with Don Taylor (left), president of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighter Association, and Al Grant, secretary/treasurer of the association.
May 22nd 2018
State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, stands for a photo on the Senate floor with the Rev. Kelly Curell (left-center), his wife Dawn and Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R- Olive Township, (right) after Curell delivered the Senate invocation on Thursday.
May 11th 2018
State Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, stands with Mark Docherty, president of the Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union.
May 10th 2018
Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, welcomed Pastor Bob Derheim to the Capitol Wednesday to give the invocation at the opening of the Senate session. Derheim serves at the New Life Assembly of God in Escanaba.
May 2nd 2018
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, stands with Sgt. Bill Darnell after he received the Beyond the Call of Duty award at the 30th annual Michigan Crime Victims Vigil Wednesday evening.
April 26th 2018
State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek (second from right), and Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage (third from left), welcomed cadets from the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy to the Michigan Senate during session on April 26.
April 26th 2018
Cadets from the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy visit the Michigan Capitol on April 26 and meet state legislators.
April 26th 2018
State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, is joined by Rep. Thomas Albert, R- Lowell, in presenting a special tribute honoring the Lowell wrestling team and Head Coach RJ Boudro on their recent state championship.
April 26th 2018
State Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, and Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, pose for a photo on the Senate floor after the Lowell wrestling team and Head Coach RJ Boudro were honored for their recent state championship during Thursday's session.
April 26th 2018

View theĀ Photowire archive