Jason Sheppard seeks re-election to House


State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, has announced plans to seek re-election to the state House District 56.

“I am proud to represent my hometown and neighbors at the State Capitol,” Sheppard said in a news release Friday. “Being the voice of the 56th District is a role I take very seriously.”

Since he first took office in 2015, he has introduced 26 bills with several becoming laws. Over the past two years, the representative worked to upgrade Michigan’s 9-1-1 infrastructure, secure more money for roads and introduced legislation to reform Michigan’s outdated no-fault insurance.

“Auto insurance rates has been brought up at nearly every office hour, community event or meeting I attend,” he said. “I have been working on changing no-fault since I opened my office door in Lansing. Auto insurance rates are too high and finding ways to lower insurance rates for residents of Monroe County remains a top priority for me.”

Sheppard, 39, grew up in Ottawa Lake and lives in Temperance with Melissa, his wife of 15 years. A 1996 graduate of Whiteford High School, he was elected to his first public office in 2010 as the 8th District representative on the Monroe County Board of Commissioners. He won re-election in 2012.

He said he has remained humbled since first walking onto the House of Representatives’ floor almost four years ago and is ready to continue serving the people of the district for another two years.

“We’ve made great strides to get Michigan back on track,” he said. “Jobs are coming back and people are moving to the state, but there is more work to be done so Michigan can be great again.”

Sheppard regularly communicates with residents of the 56th District about issues important to them. He holds regular coffee hours each month to gain feedback and is available through email and phone calls to hear from residents and respond to their concerns.

“I believe this feedback helps me make decisions on legislation that will impact Monroe County,” Sheppard said. “I look forward to continuing this role and striving toward excellence for our community.”

From the Monroe News