Congressional candidate meets constituents

MARQUETTE – A candidate running for the first congressional district seat hosted a meet and greet today.

Jack Bergman, who announced his candidacy less than a month ago, met with constituents at the Ramada Inn this morning.

This is the first campaign the retired three–star general for the U.S. Marine Corps has been involved in. Bergman said being a first time candidate will only benefit him because of his fresh point of view.

From uniform to suit, he said he is still dedicated to service of the country.

“I’m a stress tested leader, I’m not a career politician, I’m not looking to ascend into the next wrung of the political career ladder,” said first district congressional candidate Jack Bergman. “What sets me apart [is] having been accountable for the lives of many. I’m a serious person, for serious times, a critical thinker who’s use to dealing with complex problems. I’m the guy who is going to make sure change actually does occur.”

Bergman’s campaign has a large focus on veteran assistance. He believes the VA and other services can do much better in the care and continuing support of veterans.

After working with Marines transitioning from active duty to reserves, he said he also realized the necessity to cut the amount of steps required for a service member to get the services and the responses they need.

Bergman’s campaign will be heading to the western side of the U.P. in the next few days.