State Representative Scott Dianda has endorsed fellow Democrat Chris Germain in his run for the 38th District State Senate seat. Germain is trying to unseat incumbent Republican Tom Casperson.
Here is the full statement:
CALUMET – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) announced his endorsement of Christopher Germain today, the Democratic candidate running to represent the 38th District in the Michigan Senate. Dianda cited Germain’s dedication to U.P. kids, families and seniors, and his promise to fight for an improved economic environment in Michigan, as reasons for supporting the candidate.
“Chris Germain clearly cares about Michigan and its Upper Peninsula,” Dianda said. “He wants to go to Lansing to restore education funding for our kids, improve the economy by developing our highly skilled workforce, and help out middle-class families and seniors by ending the unfair tax shift imposed by Lansing Republicans over the past three years. I am proud to stand behind Christopher Germain as he makes his way to the state Senate.”
Christopher Germain is a life-long resident of Escanaba. Germain has immersed himself in the real estate industry for the last decade. He serves on his local Multiple Listing Service board and also serves as the president of the Upper Peninsula Association of REALTORS®, Inc. Germain is also a fire captain with the Ford River Fire Department.
Germain has served in the fire industry for nine years and has obtained more than 18 firefighting certifications. He currently holds the position of Country Training Coordinator and County Course Manager for Delta County. His responsibilities include setting up and executing all state funded fire related training that takes place in the county. He also serves his community through organizations such as the Delta County Jaycees, Delta County Relay for Life and Delta Lodge 195 of F&AM.
“I am pleased to have the support of Rep. Dianda,” said Germain. “He has worked tirelessly for the constituents of House District 110. He has stood strong in his attempts to protect his district from constant cuts imposed by the current state Legislature. When I am elected, I also will be a strong voice standing up for the Upper Peninsula in Lansing.”