HANCOCK— Scott Dianda today announced that he is a candidate for the 110th District House seat, which stretches from Keweenaw County in the north to Iron County in the south in the Western Upper Peninsula (U.P.).
“As a lifelong Upper Peninsula resident, I am ready to go to Lansing to do all that I can to fix our broken legislature and stop the abuse of our middle and working class citizens. Constantly cutting education, taxing senior pensions and stealing control of government away from locally elected citizens is very wrong and terrible public policy.” said Dianda. “We also need to continue to support the mining, timber, manufacturing and tourism industries that are part of our U.P. heritage while also investing in the industries of the future like renewable energy.”
As a former small business owner and highway maintenance worker, Scott Dianda says he knows what its like to work hard.
“With the support of the citizens of the 110th Senate District, I will take their issues to the State House and work hard to make Lansing responsive to our need for good jobs and educational opportunities that will make Michigan strong now and in the future for our children and their families,” said Dianda. “The new economy and the 21st Century jobs that will be waiting for them will demand a good educational foundation from pre-Kindergarten to college, and I will make sure that our schools are not starved for funding so as to cause their failure. Lansing must stop stealing monies away from schools and senior pensions to give huge tax breaks to the rich, big oil companies and banks.
Being a U.P. native and a life-long Calumet resident, Dianda believes his background will be useful in protecting the interests of Upper Michigan and its’ natural resources.
Scott Dianda began his public service at age 23 when he was elected to the Calumet Village Council. He served as president for part of his three years of service. During that same time frame, he owned and operated a store in Calumet. Later, he became employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation and became involved with his union, Local 5 of the Michigan State Employees Association, now part of AFSCME. Scott later went on to be elected President of that statewide local union of 5,000 members in 2008.
The 110th State House District is made up of Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon counties, and two townships in Marquette County.