Jeremy Hosking joins 109th District race

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - A Negaunee Township man is running in the special election for the 109th State House District seat, setting up a three-way primary in August, with several days remaining for more candidates to file.

Jeremy Hosking most recently worked as the Upper Peninsula Regional Manager for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

He announced his candidacy in an email early Wednesday. Hosking says he filed his paperwork in Lansing.

"Elected officials in Lansing need to take action on pocketbook issues that effect working class families in the Upper Peninsula," Hosking said in a statement. "Working class families struggle to pay their utility bills, put food on the table, and send their children to a university or trade school."

On Tuesday morning, Marquette City Commissioner Sara Cambensy and Marquette County Board Vice-Chair Joe Derocha announced their plans to run as Democratic candidates.

The primary election is Aug. 8, 2017, and the general election is Nov. 7, 2017. Candidates wishing to be on the primary ballot must file by Tuesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

Hosking says he is very interested in listening to understand what is on the minds of voters.

"In the next two months I hope to meet as many people as possible to talk about important issues in our district like public education, jobs and the economy, and resources to help those in need," said Hosking.

Hosking is a 2004 graduate of Negaunee High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Michigan University. He currently is the secretary of the Negaunee Area Community Fund, and serves on the executive board of the Negaunee Lions Club. Hosking previously worked for former 109th State Representative Steve Lindberg.

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