We’re committed to informing Copper Country voters

Because this newspaper is committed to providing voters of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties with the information they need to make informed votes for local elective offices on Nov. 6, this a busy month in the Daily Mining Gazette newsroom.

There are elections across every county and in most municipalities and school districts. That amounts to at least a dozen or so local candidates in every voting precinct.

We have been printing candidate profiles for weeks already, which in addition to our meeting coverage is news you will not find anywhere else. We would like to profile every candidate running for local office. Given that we have four reporters covering a four-county area of about 4,000 square miles, however, that is going to depend on getting help from candidates themselves.

If your name will appear on a Nov. 6 ballot within the four-county area, or you are an official write-in candidate, and you are sincere in wanting to serve the public, we would encourage you to contact the DMG reporter covering your election to schedule a brief interview.

•For Houghton and Houghton County south of the bridge and north of it along Torch Lake, call Garrett Neese at 906-483-2208, email: gneese@mininggazette.com.

•For Houghton County north of Quincy Hill and Keweenaw County, call Graham Jaehnig at 906-483-2202, email: gjaehnig@mininggazette.com.

•For Hanock, southwest Houghton County and Ontonagon County, call Kali Katerberg at 906-483-2211, email: kkaterberg@mininggazette.com.

•For Baraga County, call Joshua Vissers at 906-483-2207, email: jvissers@mininggazette.com.

In exchange for 15 minutes of your time, you get a news story on your candidacy at no cost in a space money can’t buy. Of course you can always buy an ad to pump up your campaign.

Sometimes a new email address gets kicked into the spam folder, so the first option is a phone call. If you get voice mail, leave your number, preferably a mobile number (which will not be given out) and a time in the next day or two that would be most convenient for you.

Do your constituents a service by getting interviewed and profiled in your local newspaper.

A Daily Mining Gazette editorial

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