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Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Beau LaFave announces his re-election bid.

  Representative Beau LaFave was joined by State Senator Tom Casperson, Attorney General Bill Schuette, former State Representative Ed McBroom and a slew of other U.P. business leaders at the 2018 continental cup ski tournament. Beau announced his re-election bid at his Representative's Reception.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Rep. LaFave cosponsors legislation that helps increase access for Upper Peninsula veteran services

Rep. LaFave cosponsored legislation encouraging counties across the state to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Rep. LaFave introduces a bill to repeal No-Fault Insurance

Representative LaFave introduces a bill to repeal No-Fault Insurance. Car insurance reform, an issue that Beau LaFave ran on in his 2016 campaign, has been at the forefront of his efforts in Lansing since he took office. The 8 bill package promises to cut Car Insurance premiums for Michigan drivers.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:00 AM

Natural Resources Committee considers LaFave's Air Bow legislation.

Representative LaFave continues to fight for disabled hunters in Michigan. The committee of Natural Resources heard testimony from numerous people on the topic of allowing pneumatic air bows to be used by hunters with disabilities.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:38 PM

Detroit Lawmaker takes aim at U.P. schools

A bill, writen by a Detroit Lawmaker, takes aim at funding for numerous U.P. schools. Schools that have "offensive" mascots could lose state funding if bill becomes law. Representative LaFave has vowed to fight bill to the end and defend U.P. schools.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:30 AM

Representative LaFave reacts to Governor Snyder's final State of the State address.

Rep. LaFave reacts to Snyder's final State of the State address. "I agree with Governor Snyder. We do need rural broadband in ever corner of Michigan. That should be one of our top priorities," says LaFave. "I also think that it's incredibly important to stop the [invasive species] Asian Carp. And I agree with him when he says, if the federal government isn't willing to stop the Asian Carp, than we will."

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:00 AM

Special guest Dan Harrington joins Rep. LaFave at State of the State

  Owners of U.P. Propane Dan and Cindy Harrington, joined Rep. LaFave for the State of the State in Lansing. The two local business leaders saw Governor Snyder deliver his last speech and also had the chance to meet a plethora of State Legislators.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Rep. LaFave bites into another LaFavorite Job

  Representative LaFave visited U.P. famous, Sayklly's Candies in late January. Beau was given a tour of the candy factory and even channeled his inner Willy Wonka when owner Kevin Robitaille gave him the opportunity to help out in the sweets making process. The company has been a yooper staple since 1906.

Friday, January 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Mental health remains priority for Rep. LaFave

Representative LaFave joined a number of his colleagues to support the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. LaFave votes to expand skills to students

Expanding career skills for students remains one of Rep. LaFave's top priorities. Beau has sponsored legislation to better prepare students for the work force.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Rep. LaFave backs Police and Firefighters

Representative LaFave voted to protect retiree benefits for Michigan police and fire.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:00 AM

LaFave's air ambulance bill takes off in Lansing

Beau LaFave sponsors a bill to protect patients from balanced billing and eliminates out of pocket expenditures.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:00 AM

LaFavorite Jobs taking off

Representative LaFave continues his "LaFavorite Jobs" series at Mammoth Granite in Escanaba. Thus far, Beau LaFave has visited Dobbers Pasties, Issues & Answers and Mammoth Granite. Beau has successfully managed to visit a local business every two weeks.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 4:23 PM

Rep. LaFave begins new series with local businesses in the 108th.

Representative LaFave started a new series with local businesses in the 108th district. His first stop, Dobbers Pasties in Escanaba. Using an old fashion technique and a famous family recipe, Beau LaFave made pasties alongside Dobber's owner Brad Mantela. The new series has been named "Beau's LaFavorite Jobs" and will continue every 2 weeks.

Friday, June 2, 2017 7:41 PM

‘Right to carry’ legislation gains committee approval

LaFave: Time to remove unjust burdens placed on lawful gun owners

Friday, June 2, 2017 7:39 PM

Rep. LaFave urges budget negotiators to include EMS funds

Lawmaker: Lack of funding will hurt rural communities

Friday, June 2, 2017 7:37 PM

LaFave sponsors tele-town hall for U.P. residents

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain is sponsoring a tele-town hall for the residents of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties.

Friday, May 19, 2017 12:00 AM

LaFave honors K-9 Hero

Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:48 AM

Rep. LaFave holds multiple local office hours throughout the south central U.P.

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain will hold local office hours and meet with residents to discuss matters of state government.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:38 PM

Rep. LaFave takes key role in effort to boost government accountability

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain today was among the leaders of a bipartisan effort aimed at making Michigan’s state government more accountable and open.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:37 PM

Rep. LaFave introduces bill discouraging sanctuary cities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, has introduced a bill that creates the Sanctuary Policy Prohibition Act that will outlaw local units of government from enacting ordinances that limit a local official, employee or police officer from communicating with federal officials regarding the immigration status of an individual.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:35 PM

Rep. LaFave focuses on March is Reading Month

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain has visited several local schools to read to students throughout the month. In conjunction with March is Reading Month, Rep. LaFave is focusing his attention on fund-raising license plates, which helps fund libraries.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Rep. LaFave’s CPL photo legislation approved by House

Bill allows Secretary of State to share photographs with Michigan State Police

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 PM

Rep. LaFave supports nuclear energy resolutions

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain this week supported a trio of resolutions urging the federal government to find a permanent solution for handling high-level nuclear waste and to support policies for recycling used nuclear fuel.


Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:01 PM

LaFave will be Vice-Chairman of House Natural Resources Committee and a member of 3 others

State Representative Beau Matthew LaFave has been selected as Vice-Chairman for the House Natural Resources Committee. He has also been appointed as a member of Insurance, Energy, and Judiciary Committees.

LaFave's Office can be contacted at 517.373.0156

Sunday, February 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Busy month for LaFave in Lansing

Newly-elected State Representative Beau LaFave — among the youngest politicians in Lansing at age 24 — has drafted several bills and even introduced a few since his term began on Jan. 1.
“I’ve really enjoyed it,” the Iron Mountain resident said about his experiences so far as a House Representative for Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties in the Upper Peninsula.
LaFave said he is looking forward to serving the citizens in the 108th District and wants to prove to them that he will work for them as hard as he can.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 12:00 AM

LaFave to host coffee hours

State Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, will be in Iron Mountain on Saturday to talk with residents about what issues are important to them, a spokesman said.
The coffee hour will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Storheim’s Restaurant in Iron Mountain.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Academic credit for students pursuing internships or work experience

UPPER PENINSULA — A bill recently introduced by State Representative Beau LaFave is aiming to boost skilled trades training for high school students.
House Bill 4106 allows eleventh and twelve grade students to reach out to any local business of their choosing, to fulfill an internship that will give these students academic credit. This legislation is focused on getting students involved with skilled trades training at a younger age. These trades could include welding, construction, automotive repair, computer information technology, and much more.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Michigan house reintroduces FOIA bills with bipartisan support

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain, said his constituents live between 350 and 500 miles from the state capitol. It's not a quick trip, and it's not
"For us Yoopers it's incredibly important... we feel geographically isolated and to not have the sunshine shining into the capitol and the governor's office makes us Yoopers feel as though the government might not be working towards our best interests," LaFave said.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Local lawmaker hopes to curb Michigan’s rising insurance premiums

*CORRECTION* LaFave stated we might be able to lower auto-insurance prices BY up to $400/year.

A recent study revealed that Michigan drivers are paying some of the highest auto insurance premiums in the entire country. One State Representative is working to change that.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 AM

LaFave Sworn in by LT. Gov Calley

Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley was in Dickinson County Tuesday. He swore in the newly elected 108th District State Representative, Beau LaFave. Representative LaFave took the oath of office at the Dickinson County Courthouse.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 AM

LaFave to Speak at ACE Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 AM

A More Diverse State House on tap for 2017

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 AM

TV6 Announces Results

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 AM

LaFave wins 53-47

Monday, October 31, 2016 12:00 AM

Gov. Snyder backs Beau LaFave

Friday, August 5, 2016 3:22 PM

Alan Arcand Endorses Beau LaFave for State Representative

Alan Arcand has endorsed Beau Lafave for State Representative! Arcand cited LaFave's determination to fight for the people of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties as the reason for the endorsement.

"Beau fought for and earned his victory the other night. His courage and tenacity are truly incredible qualities that I have come to admire and respect. I served my country and know a fighter when I see one. I am fully convinced that Beau LaFAVE is the fighter we need in Lansing." - Alan Arcand

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:50 PM

Beau LaFave Wins 108th District Primary

Beau LaFave won the 108th District Primary by over 1,100 votes on Tuesday. LaFave received 45% of the vote, Alan Arcand received 30%, and Darryl Shann received 25%.

LaFave also received 700 more votes than the Democratic nominee. Beau addressed his supporters shortly after the results came in:

"I want to thank everyone who helped the campaign. We're gonna take this and move onto the general election. We're going to Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing, and we're gonna keep the 108th seat Red!"

TV 6 was on site for the election night celebration. Check out their live coverage of the event here.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 3:05 PM

LaFave Campaign Releases New TV Ad Titled Conservative Fighter

The LaFave campaign has released its first TV ad of the year, titled "Conservative Fighter."

Beau's grandmother and former Iron Mountain Mayor Bruce Rosen both talk about how Beau has been a fighter his whole life (Beau's leg was amputated at a young age, and he now walks with a prosthetic).

Beau also discusses his plan to "bring some conservative common sense back to Lansing."

Follow this link to watch the video!

Friday, July 8, 2016 8:19 PM

NRA Gives LaFave an A Rating

The National Rifle Association has given Beau LaFave an "A" rating. This rating is based on LaFave's life-long support for the Second Amendment. 

"I am very proud to receive this high grade from the NRA," LaFave said. "As your State Representative, I will ardently defend your constitutional right to bear arms."

LaFave has been a card-carrying member of the NRA for many years.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:31 AM

The Great Lakes Education Project Endorses Beau LaFave for State Rep

The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) has endorsed Beau LaFave for State Representative! In the endorsement, GLEP cited LaFave's commitment to small-government, conservative principles:

“Beau LaFave is a very strong candidate who believes government should be more accountable, efficient and responsive,” said Gary Naeyaert, GLEP Executive Director. “This primary provides a clear choice, and we believe when voters examine his background and get to know Beau they will vote to send him to Lansing,” Naeyaert continued.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:15 PM

Right to Life of Michigan Endorses Beau LaFave in 108th District House Race

Right to Life of Michigan has endorsed Beau LaFave for State Representative! The group cited LaFave's leadership and Pro-Life stances as reason for the endorsement. In the endorsement letter, Right to Life of Michigan wrote:

"Your support and leadership will be absolutely essential in restoring the basic right to life to the most helpless members of our human family."

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:05 PM

Michigan Freedom Network Endorses Beau LaFave for State Rep

The Michigan Freedom Network has endorsed Beau Matthew LaFave for State Rep! The influential conservative organization named Lafave one of the "14 Top-Tier Candidates Statewide."

The Michigan Freedom Network supports candidates who advocate for fiscal responsibility, economic freedom and the elimination of coercive and compulsory policies - all of which are part of LaFave's plan to Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:07 PM

LaFave Campaign Releases New Radio Ads

State Rep Candidate Beau LaFave released two new radio ads this weekend.

In one ad, titled "Fighter", LaFave discusses how overcoming his medical disability has made him into a fighter - a fighter who will fight for you in Lansing.

In the other ad, titled "Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing", LaFave discusses his anger over politicians who say one thing during the campaign and do something completely different in Lansing. LaFave pledges to fight for the people of the 108th District as your State Rep.

These ads will air in Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee Counties.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:56 PM

LaFave Attends the Michigan Republican Party's State Convention

Candidate Beau LaFave attended the Michigan Republican Party's state convention this past week in Lansing. LaFave spoke with delegates from the 1st Congressional District and introduced Kathy Berden, Michigan's National Committeewoman to the RNC.

The Republican attendees loved learning about LaFave's plan to Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing.

LaFave has been elected Voting Delegate for every County, District, and State Republican Convention held in the past 4 years.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:06 AM

Grassroots Second Amendment Group Endorses Beau LaFave for State Representative

Michigan Gun Rights has announced its endorsement of my campaign for 108th District State Representative! Michigan Gun Rights is a Grassroots Pro-2nd Amendment Group with over 10,000 supporters throughout the state.

"I have come to know Beau as a man of integrity, honesty, and conviction, as well as an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment” -Austin Moccia of Michigan Gun Rights

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:51 PM

Beau LaFave's Campaign Announcement Makes Local Headlines

The local media has taken great interest in my campaign to Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing!  Here is a list of news outlets that have covered the campaign so far:

Iron Mountain/Kingsford Daily News
Marinette/Menominee Eagle Herald
Escanaba Daily Press
Frog Country 101.5
106.7 The Mountain
100.7 Radio Now
WJMN Local 3 - UP Matters
WLUC TV 6 - Upper Michigan's Source

The momentum is building!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 12:00 PM

Beau LaFave Announces His Candidacy for 108th District Representative on Aaron Harper's Radio Show

I pledge to Bring Common Sense Back to Lansing through common sense conservative solutions.

Click on the link and listen as I call out both the Lansing politicians and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for nonsensical policies that will hurt the people of Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee Counties.

This interview aired on "In Touch, with Aaron Harper" on March 8th, 2016. This show is broadcast on Frog Country 101.5, 100.7 Radio Now, and 106.7 The Mountain.

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