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"The act of pleading for, supporting or recommending"

Below is the information for the State and Federal legislators who represent our area 
(including Newberry and West Mackinac county).  
Contact your legislator about issues that matter to you - they won't know your opinion unless you voice it.

STATE OF MICHIGAN: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2 year terms
3 term limit
http://house.michigan.gov



District 109 :  Covers the following counties: Luce, Alger, Schoolcraft and part of Marquette county
Representative John Kivela (D)

Elected 2012
Office Address:  S1488 House Office Building, Lansing
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI  48909-7514
Phone:  517-373-0498
Fax:  517-373-9366
Toll-Free:  888-429-1377
Email: johnkivela@house.mi.gov
Website:  http://109.housedems.com/
Serves on the following Committees:
Criminal Justice
Natural Resources
Tourism


District 107:  covers the following counties: Mackinac, Chippewa, Emmet and part of Cheboygan County
Representative Frank Foster (R)

Elected 2010, 2012
Office Address: Anderson House Office Building, S-1486 House Office Building, Lansing
Mailing Address:  S-1486 House Office Bldg., P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514
Phone:  517-373-2629
Email:  FrankFoster@house.mi.gov 
Website:  http://gophouse.org/representatives/up/foster/
Serves on the following committees: 
Commerce (Chair)
Health Policy
Michigan Competitiveness
Tax Policy

STATE OF MICHIGAN: SENATE
4 year terms
2 term limit
http://www.senate.michigan.gov



District 38:  covers the following counties:  Luce, Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette,  Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft
Senator Tom Casperson (R)

Elected 3 terms to Michigan House of Representatives (2002, 2004, 2006); elected to Michigan Senate 2010
Office Address:  125 West Allegan Street,  705 Farnum Building
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone:  517-373-7840    
Fax:  517-373-3932
Email:  SenTCasperson@senate.michigan.gov 
Website: http://www.senatortomcasperson.com
Serves on the following committees:  
Natural Resource, Environment & Great Lakes (chair)
Outdoor Recreation & Tourism 
Reforms, Restructuring & Reinventing
Transportation (Chair)



District 37:  covers the following counties:  Mackinac, Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Grand Traverse and Presque Isle
Senator Howard Walker (R)

Elected 3 terms to  Michigan House of Representatives; elected to Michigan Senate 2010
Office Address:  910 Farnum Building
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909
Phone:  517-373-2413
Fax:  517-373-5144
Email:  SenHWalker@senate.michigan.gov 
Website:  http://www.senatorhowardwalker.com
Serves on the following committees:  
Appropriations
Energy & Technology



FEDERAL: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2 year terms
www.house.gov

District 1:  covers 32 counties, including the entire Upper Peninsula
The First District, with 1,613 miles of shoreline, has more shoreline than any other congressional district in the continental United States
Representative Dan Benishek (R)

Elected to the 1st Congressional District in 2010, 2012
Office Address:  514 Cannon House Office Building,   Washington, DC 20515
Offices in Gaylord, Iron Mountain, Marquette, Petoskey
Phone:  (202) 225-4735
Fax:  (202) 225-4710
Website:  http://benishek.house.gov
Serves on the following committees: 
Natural Resources 
Veterans Affairs
Agriculture



FEDERAL: SENATE
6 year terms
1/3 of Senators terms expire every 2 years
http://senate.gov


Senator Carl Levin (D)
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978, re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.  Next election for this seat: 2014
Served Previously:  Appointed Assistant Attorney General, State of Michigan (1964);  elected to Detroit City Council (1969), President of Council (1973).
Washington Office Address:  269 Russell Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510-2202
Phone: 202-224-6221
Fax:  202-224-1388
TTY:  202-224-2816
Website:   www.levin.senate.gov
Serves on the following Committees:  
Armed Services (chair)
Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (chairs the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations)
Ex-officio member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
Serves on the following Task Forces/Caucuses:  
Senate Great Lakes Task Force (co-chair) 
Senate Auto Caucus (co-chair)



Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
Elected to the Senate in 2000, next election for this seat in 2018
Served Previously: Michigan House of Representatives (1979-90), Michigan State Senate (1991-94); US House of Representatives (1996-2000)
Washington Office Address:  133 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510
Phone: 202-224-4822
Email:  senator@stabenow.senate.gov
Website:   www.stabenow.senate.gov
Serves on the following Committees:  
-Energy & Natural Resources (subcommittees:Water and Power; National Parks, Energy)
-Finance (subcommittees: Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure-chair;  International Trade and Global Competitiveness; Health Care)
-Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry - Chair  
-Budget

 

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