"The people of Northwest Michigan deserve better than what they're getting from state government. I'm running for State Representative to again give local people a voice, a seat at the table. We need a Representative who listens to the people of Northwest Michigan and can be effective in Lansing on their behalf."
- Dan Scripps
Dan Scripps is a Democrat running to represent the people of Mason, Manistee, Benzie, and Leelanau counties in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Dan lives in Northport with his wife Jamie and their two sons. Dan grew up in a family that instilled in him the importance of public service. This commitment to serving others defines Dan and motivated him to run for State Representative. Dan believes in putting people first and making our state government responsive to the needs of the people in Northwest Michigan.
A RECORD OF ACTION
Dan previously served as State Representative of the 101st District during some of the toughest times in Michigan’s history. While serving, Dan chaired the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, using his position to help local families facing foreclosure keep their homes. He also led efforts to promote advanced energy, spur job creation, protect the Great Lakes, and reform Michigan’s election laws to empower ordinary citizens, not the special interests.
Dan was a strong and consistent supporter of local schools, opposing every single cut to education funding while championing common sense reforms.
Dan is well known for his active presence in our community. When he was State Representative, Dan held monthly coffee hours in each of the four counties in the 101st District, hosted dozens of district events, and helped hundreds of constituents resolve their issues. He currently works with the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council to foster a more business-friendly environment for Michigan’s advanced energy industry. He also leads community-based energy projects with the Institute for Energy Innovation.
Dan’s ultimate goal is to partner with the people of Northwest Michigan to make sure their voices are heard in our state capital.