Schuitmaker’s mobile district office now open

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

LANSING, Mich.—Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker announced on Tuesday that her district mobile office is open to the public.

District Director Deb Shields will be heading up the mobile office, which serves residents of Van Buren and Allegan counties, as well as the city of Kentwood and Gaines Township. Residents are encouraged to contact this office with any issues involving state departments.

“It has always been my goal to provide the highest level of service to the constituents of my district,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “Because my district now encompasses three counties, multiple meeting points will allow constituents to receive important face-to-face interactions to address their concerns.”

The mobile office will be rotating between multiple locations within the three counties. Location dates and times can be requested by contacting Shields at 269-303-5564 or by e-mail at

For legislative inquiries and event invites, constituents are encouraged to contact Schuitmaker’s Lansing office at 517-373-0793 or through the contact page here:

Strand Theater offers free viewings of American Sniper

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker announced Wednesday that the Strand Theater in Paw Paw will be offering free viewings of the movie American Sniper for active duty military members and veterans.

“Members of our military have given up so much for us,” said Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. “I am always looking for ways to thank them for their service to our state and our country. This movie honors those servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate price in order to defend our country and our freedom.”

This opportunity is made possible thanks to a partnership between Schuitmaker, the Strand Theater and the Greater Kalamazoo Community Service Fund, a non-profit 501(c)4.

“American Sniper has been well-received by veterans and movie critics alike,” said Amy Sons of the Strand Theater. “This is a great opportunity to bring local veterans together.”

American Sniper tells the story of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle during his tours in Iraq. The movie has set many box office records and is one of the most-watched films of the last two years.

“The film examines the difficult decisions our brave men and women in uniform have to make every day,” Schuitmaker said.

The film will begin playing Friday, Feb. 13 and will continue through Feb. 26. Active duty service members and veterans will be able to see the movie at no cost during the entire two-week run. More information and show times can be found on the Strand Theater’s website,