Bergman officially files to run for re-election

LANSING — Congressman Jack Bergman, the current representative of Michigan’s First District, has officially filed to run for re-election in this year’s election.

According to a press release, Bergman filed the 2,000 petition signatures necessary to run for re-election on Friday. He also said:

“Our petition gathering campaign was entirely a grassroots effort, done completely through volunteer work. I’m honored to have so many dedicated team members who are ready to continue our momentum and win in November. Whether in uniform as a Marine, or in a suit as your Congressman, I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to serve our great country. I’m proud of the work that we’ve started in Congress over the past year, but there is so much left to accomplish.

“My grandfather immigrated from Sweden in the late 1800’s to work in the iron mines of the Upper Peninsula. He knew the days were long, the work was hard, but the reward and dignity of a hard day’s work was an honor. These are the values I’ve used as my true North throughout my career as a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Marine Corps, a Union Airline Pilot, a small business owner, and as your Congressman today.

“In 2016 you elected me to bring straight-talking common sense to Washington. By getting the government off your back and out of your business, lowering federal taxes, and fighting the entrenched bureaucracies, we are just getting started as we continue to implement our conservative values. I’m honored that you trusted me to represent you, and I am looking forward to earning your vote again this November.”

Bergman is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps. He is the highest-ranking combat Veteran to ever be elected to serve in Congress. Jack is the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and lives in Watersmeet, Michigan.

Bergman officially joins the race against Democratic candidate, Matt Morgan, who is an Iraqi war Veteran.