Dana Ferguson visits Marquette, urges Rep. Bergman to debate

MARQUETTE — With just over 2 weeks to go until the election, candidates are in the home stretch on the campaign trail.

Congressional representative candidate Dana Ferguson was in Marquette today, as he gets ready to take on opponent Jack Bergman.

Being from the area, Ferguson knows the importance of improving digital infrastructure and preserving small businesses.

“The digital disparity is really hitting the 1st district extremely hard,” said Ferguson. “I think when we can address rural broadband cell service, that’s going to help a lot of communities. It’s going to have a spill over to our schools, and healthcare going forward. I think we need to be looking at tax cuts for small businesses, so we can revitalize our downtowns.”

Last week, Ferguson penned an open letter to opponent Jack Bergman, urging him to agree to a televised debate.

He wants the debate to be held, so voters are properly informed on where each candidate stands on key issues.

“I think given that live, side-by-side response opportunity to address certain questions and issues is important,” added Ferguson. “I’ve made every opportunity to be available to any of the venues that wanted to hold a debate, and it stands from here to the election. I think people want to know where we stand on the issues, how we will respond to those questions, and give us a compare and contrast vision of the future.”

Ferguson is from Negaunee, and is running against Jack Bergman for Michigan’s first Congressional district.