Steven Benoit of the 108th District Dems will host Bart Stupak and David Anthony live on the Facebook page June 23 at 6 p.m. CST. Both men served in the Michigan State House of Representatives as Democrats.
“The discussion will be about the history of the 108th District and the changes both have seen in politics. With redistricting on the horizon, this discussion will be important,” according to the 108th District Dems. “Both men will have a unique perspective about the inner workings of and great behind-the-scenes look at politics.”
Stupak was elected to represent Menominee, Delta and Dickinson counties, defeating two-term Republican Jim Connors in 1988. In 1992 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served the 1st Congressional District for 18 years until January 2011; he chose not to seek re-election in 2010. Stupak is also the author of “For All Americans,” which is an account of the inner workings and behind scenes deal-making in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Anthony succeeded Stupak in the Michigan state House of Representatives, going on to serve 4 terms. (January 1991-December 1992) Anthony also served as the U.P. regional representative for former Senator Carl Levin. From 1999-2018, he served as the Director of Community Development and Government Affairs for the Hannahville Indian Community. Until very recently he and his wife, Sue, owned the Northern Sun Winery and grape vineyard. Since leaving office, he has served on the board of directors and is active on many boards throughout the community.