Former MAPS Board President Runs for State Rep

Marquette Democrat Steve Lindberg will be term–limited out of the state House of Representatives at the end of this year.

And campaign activity to decide who will succeed him in the 109th District is picking up.

Marquette resident Tony Retaskie is running for the seat as a Democrat, and he’s beginning the active phase of his campaign.

Retaskie is a former board of education president with the Marquette Area Public Schools.

He’s holding a campaign fundraiser tomorrow at the home of Humboldt Township Supervisor Joe Derocha.

Retaskie says he’d concentrate on education issues if elected, as well as efforts to attract new jobs to the U.P.

Marquette Mayor John Kivela is also running for the state House seat as a Democrat.

He and Retaskie will have to face off in the Democratic primary.

Posted by: Mike Hoey