Backing Derocha in House race

To the Journal editor:

In this roiling political climate, it is imperative voters support an experienced candidate who has an articulate voice and the power to be heard. With just four districts representing the entirety of the Upper Peninsula versus 106 downstate districts, we must come together to choose the most powerful person to represent us.

It is easy for the rest of the state to downgrade or ignore the needs of our magnificent peninsula. Standing up to the special interests currently inhabiting the legislative chambers in Lansing takes strength, experience and chutzpah.

Joe Derocha knows how to navigate the halls of the capitol: When he speaks, Lansing will listen; and, most importantly, will act.

Linda Mathieu

Au Train