MARQUETTE - Peter Frazier is one of seven candidates who will be listed on the Aug. 5 primary ballot running for a seat on the Marquette City Commission.
Frazier, 39, is involved with sales at FRACO Inc.
He was asked three questions by The Mining Journal that have been asked of all the candidates.
Why are you running for city commission?
"I am running for Marquette City Commission because I want to work hard to keep Marquette one of the best places to live in Michigan, much like my great-great-grandfather Peter White did," Frazier said. "He saw something special and unique about this community and I do, too.
"I want to be involved to help make wise decisions that will benefit current and future residents as well as those who visit our city."
What are the city's strengths?
"While our city has its challenges, its people are its strength," he said. "People work together and collaborate in many unique ways. Our city has a strong arts and culture program and a growing tourism industry.
"Marquette also has many festivals and fun things to do in the community for families. Our natural resources are a major strength and we have to both promote and protect them."
What are the city's challenges?
"Arts and tourism may be growing, but the economy and job market are not," Frazier said. "The city needs to find ways to attract more business for year-round employment and find incentives for local professionals or business to stay.
Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.