Rep. Dan Benishek

Dr. Dan grew up in a little town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan called Iron River.  When he was young he lost his father in a mining accident.  Dr. Dan was raised by his mother and grandmother who made sure he knew the value of hard work by having him do odd jobs in the family hotel.

Dr. Dan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, then received his medical degree from Wayne State.  After medical school Dr. Dan move back to the Upper Peninsula where he opened his own medical practice and worked as a consultant at the Iron Mountain VA Hospital.

In 2010, he saw the American Dream being threatened and refused to sit idly by and watch that happen.  Before 2010 he had never run for office, he is not a career politician, but is a doctor trying to do his part to make sure our children and grandchildren have the same opportunities he had.

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