roy schmidt WestSouthwest: State House Speaker Jase Bolger By Gordon Evans • Aug 13, 2013 WMUK State House Speaker Jase Bolger sat down just days after an Ingham County Judge found no evidence of criminal activity related to a party-switch last year. Bolger admits mistake, but says investigation shows he followed rules By Gordon Evans • Aug 12, 2013 The Associated Press State House Speaker Jase Bolger says an Ingham County Judge's investigation shows he told the truth. Schmidt considers running for state House again after being cleared of criminal charges By Gordon Evans • Aug 12, 2013 House Speaker Jase Bolger also cleared by one-judge grand jury Michigan House Democrats propose reforms aimed at candidates switching parties By Gordon Evans • Mar 13, 2013 Grand Rapids Representative Roy Schmidt's switch to the Republican party set off controversy last year. Ingham County Judge extends grand jury investigation into party-switching scheme By Gordon Evans • Feb 27, 2013 Former State Representative Roy Schmidt switched parties last year. House Speaker Jase Bolger assisted Schmidt and suggested he find a straw Democratic candidate for the ballot.