Former senator Mike Prusi endorses Ferguson


MARQUETTE — Former State Representative and State Senator Mike Prusi endorses Dana Ferguson for US Congress for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. Prusi had most recently served as the Northern Michigan Director for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and prior to serving in the state legislature he served as President for the United Steelworkers local 4950 here in Negaunee.

“The problems that face rural Michigan can best be handled by someone who was born and raised here. Someone who has faced these issues in their lives on a daily basis. I believe Dana Ferguson is that person.That’s why Dana has my whole-hearted support to represent the U.P. and northern Michigan in Congress,” Prusi said in a press release. “Dana Ferguson is a native of Negaunee and a third-generation resident of the 1st Congressional District. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Dana put himself through college by working as a Union Laborer with Laborers International Union of North America, and the Carpenters and Millwrights.

Ferguson said: “There are a few people who stand out in their role in representing the Upper Peninsula and one of them is former State Senator Mike Prusi. To have the endorsement of Mike and knowing that he stands with me in my journey to win back the 1st District for the people is one of the true honors of my life. Knowing that we share humble origins, yet seeing what he has accomplished, gives me hope that my effort to represent the 1st District can be successful. Thank you for your mentorship, your service to those you represented and for giving me confidence in this difficult pursuit.”


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