U.P. state lawmakers look back on 2013

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a time for reflection of the past and to look ahead. That’s what two Upper Peninsula state representatives have been doing as they meet with constituents.

110th District State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet reflected back on his year of making serving the public his number one priority.

“I think my greatest successes is being able to be out throughout the seven counties and serving the public and getting the problems that they have down to Lansing and getting them taken care of,” Dianda said. “I think that’s my number one focus. I’ve been able to sponsor some great legislation to help the U.P also, but the priority is the people, it always is.”

109th District State Representative John Kivela of Marquette said, “I was able to get two bills passed into law, one dealing with credit card skimming and one helping create an economic development zone in the central U.P., so I’m very, very gratified by that.”

The two state representatives were conducting a recent ‘coffee hour’ tour in Marquette County.