Beth Bowen
for MI State Representative

District 71

Tour the District.

Learn more about the neighborhoods in Eaton County that fall within State House District 71.



On your first drive through Bellevue you will probably be struck by the wonderful old homes and the excellent care they receive. A farmers market, car show, antique tractor show and Sandhill Crane festival are a few of the events that add to the quality of life in Bellevue.  The historic lime kiln on the edge of town speaks of the long lime production heritage here.  The lime processed in Bellevue, Michigan was used in the construction of the capitol building in Lansing (text from the Village of Bellevue website).



Nestled on the banks of the Grand River, Dimondale is a quaint village where tree-lined neighborhoods and a small-town atmosphere provide a wonderful place to live, work and play.  Located just south of the Capitol City, Dimondale boasts historic and newer residential areas, a full-service business district and an excellent school system (text from the Discover Dimondale website).

 Benton-Potterville District Library, image blurred to protect identities

Benton-Potterville District Library, image blurred to protect identities


Potterville is committed to the small town atmosphere amidst all the new development. Located just south of Michigan’s State Capital on I-69 in Eaton County, Potterville is continually growing and has families within the community who possess strong values, a superb Class C school district with approximately 900 students, 70 committed businesses, and a flair for fun and prosperity (text from the Village of Potterville website).



Charlotte is the county seat, hosting the Eaton County Government offices, courts, and Barry-Eaton Health Department.

Grand Ledge

Grand Ledge is named after the scenic ledges on the shores of the Grand River that run through the heart of the town. Visit the ledges at any time of the year and participate in one of the many festivals Grand Ledge sponsors every year.


The city of Olivet is home to the historic Olivet College. Opened in 1844, Olivet College was the first coeducational college in Michigan. Built on a waterway to power the mill in town, Olivet is a cozy college town to this day.



Historic Sunfield boasts a rich history built on its former RR stop. Stop in to the Welch Museum (pictured above) or the historic furniture retailer Mapes. In the summertime, visit the Sunfield Farmer's Picnic, the third weekend of August. 


Stop into Mulliken to enjoy a steak at The Roadhouse or fun activities for all ages and all seasons at Mulliken District Library!


A sure sign of spring is the Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival, the last weekend of April. Stop by for good food, good fun, and lots of maple syrup.

 Delta Rocks! Festival June 2018

Delta Rocks! Festival June 2018

Delta Township

As diverse as the rest of the district is, Delta Township takes that to a whole new level. From farm fields to factories to warehouses to homes, Delta Twp has it all! Home to the corporate headquarters of Auto-Owners and Farm Bureau Insurance, Delta offers in town living with an eye to smart planning and development. Green space abounds in Delta along with a large series of tended walking paths. Parks dot the township, and three school districts offer good schools close to home.