Benishek to retire after current term.

September 15, 2015
Congressman Dan Benishek

Congressman Dan Benishek

IRON MOUNTAIN – Congressman Dan Benishek (R-Iron Mountain), who serves as representative of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, announced today he will be retiring after his current term expired the end of 2016.

“Serving the 1st district in Congress has been a privilege and an opportunity that I will be forever grateful for. I am proud to be able to represent the people of northern Michigan,” Benishek said in a press release.

“Today I’m announcing that I won’t seek re-election next year, which will allow me to focus my time and attention on helping our veterans and working to make things better for the families and workers throughout northern Michigan, and devote more time to my family. I want to thank all of the people throughout the 1st District that had faith in me and allowed me to represent them.  I also want to especially thank the voters, my supporters and staff, and everyone that has worked and volunteered on my campaigns. Judy and I appreciate all your support and all the hard work that you have given us over the years.

“I know we have a lot of talented individuals that care about the people up here and our nation that will step forward to look at serving in Congress.  There is a lot of work still to be done and I’m looking forward to these last sixteen months to continue representing the families and veterans of northern Michigan.”

The 1st District covers the entire Upper Peninsula and the top third of the northern Lower Peninsula, including the northern part of Mason County.

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