Metsa claims Democratic primary for 110th District


MARQUETTE — Janet Metsa took home the win in the Democratic primary race for Michigan House of Representatives 110th District seat on Tuesday.

In the Nov 3. general election, Metsa will face off against incumbent Republican Gregory Markkanen, who ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary.

Metsa had a total of 551 votes in Marquette County, while contenders Lawrence Dale received 198 votes and Casey VerBerkmoes received 76 votes, respectively.

“When I entered this race in April, I knew it was important to develop name recognition in order to take on an incumbent,” Metsa said in a statement provided to The Mining Journal. “My team and I executed a plan to reach voters across the district. As we talked to people during the primary season, I was extraordinarily pleased to hear people’s support.”

The Nov. 3 election will determine who will hold a two-year term as the representative for the 110th district.

The winner will represent residents of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Ishpeming Township and Powell Township in Marquette County.

“We are going to build on our success in the primary as we go to every corner of every county in this large district to tell people what a great legislator and representative I will be,” Metsa said.


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