It was big crowd outside of the Houghton County Courthouse Friday morning as Democratic Representative Scott Dianda announced that he is seeking re-election in the upcoming November election.
For two years, Dianda has served the 110th district in the Western U.P. and one of the biggest issues he was proud to be a part of was the push to increase funding for K-12 education.
“Our funding levels have been a problem and that has been the focus point in the last two years that I’ve been in Lansing now. We have been talking about this. We have been talking about different ways we can go to improve that education system and I’m glad to be involved in that,” Dianda said.
Dianda mentioned his fight against the pension tax on Michigan seniors and his involvement in helping Copper Country residents during the propane shortage.
He adds that the biggest issue he will speak about on his campaign involves getting help for Michigan veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and to create ways to have them treated locally.
“And that is front and center. We have to take care of our military people. We want them to relocate back to their home area where we’re here. We are all here for them and we want to make sure that we provide them with a great life when they come back,” said Dianda.
Dianda adds that creating jobs is another thing he will continue to push for and that with the help of the community, he can represent the Copper Country in Lansing for a second term.