Legislators reflect on progress, look ahead

Bergman said he is working on legislation to support the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. He also said he will work on giving more power to the state government and reduce the size of the federal government.

“What might work in Michigan, may not work in Mississippi or New Mexico,” Bergman said.

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Congressional delegation tours Soo Locks

Seven members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation were joined by Governor Rick Snyder on a bipartisan tour of the Soo Locks. The group — comprised of Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Fred Upton, Senator Gary Peters, Congressman Tim Walberg, Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Congressman Dave Trott and Congressman Jack Bergman — discussed the critical need to upgrade and build a replacement lock.

There have been no comprehensive improvements to the Soo Locks facility in nearly 50 years. Approximately 80 million tons of iron ore, coal, stone, grain, and other commercial commodities pass through the locks annually.

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Retired U.P. Marine files for GOP congressional primary

Bergman is an 18-year resident of Watersmeet, an outpost in the western U.P. wilderness.

He flew a helicopter in the Vietnam War and then spent more than 20 years in the Marines Reserves, mixing in a “hybrid” career as a Northwest Airlines pilot and operating a medical supply business.

Re-posted from the Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/12/retired-marine-files-gop-congressional-primary/82936440/

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John "Jack" Bergman, Retired United States marine Corp. Lt. General Running for Congress in Michigan's 1st District - April 12, 2016

Award winning journalist, Frank Beckmann from WJR News Radio 760, interviews Jack live, click on the image to listen to the broadcast here:

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A Three-Star Marine Corps General Is Running for Congress

“I felt it was time for me to step up and put some rudder into this ship known as the United States and put it back on course,” he told the Detroit News Tuesday.

Re-posted article from the Washington Free Beacon: http://freebeacon.com/politics/3-star-marine-corps-gen-congress/

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Running for First: Marine Corps general shakes up race in 1st Congressional

“Marines don’t come to just kind of finish second,” Bergman says. “Marines come to win.”

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Retired Marine circulates petitions to run for Congress

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He describes himself as a fiscal conservative who emphasizes education and using the Constitution as the model for developing "good policies and programs that work."

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