McBroom, Markkanen to speak in Twin Lakes


State Senator Ed McBroom and State Representative Greg Markkanen will be the guest speakers at this Friday night’s Reagan Day Dinner. They will be at the Parkview Lodge and Restaurant in Twin Lakes.

With the recent Michigan Natural Resources Commission decision to ban the baiting of deer in three central U.P. counties, along with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s recent proposed 45 cent/gallon fuel tax increase, both of these western U.P. elected officials will be addressing the questions from those attending.

The dinner and event is being co-hosted by the Ontonagon, Houghton, and Keweenaw County Republican Party’s. In the past each has held their own “Lincoln Day” dinner, but this is the first one where the three county parties have joined together to put an event on.

“I’m sure I will have a lot of questions with all the different issues we are working on in Lansing. I look forward to meeting and talking to people,” said Markkanen of Hancock.

Since being elected Markkanen and McBroom have been traveling all over their district listening to their constituents. Both have held “town hall” meetings throughout the western U.P. Before Friday night’s Reagan Dinner the two will be in Ironwood.


“We’re proud to work with our neighboring County Republican Party’s in hosting this,” said Ontonagon County Republican Party Chairman Kirk Schott. “Not only is this a chance to listen and ask questions of Ed and Greg, but is an opportunity to get to know independents and conservatives across county borders.”

The dinner starts at 6 p.m. at the Parkside Lodge and Restaurant in Twin Lakes. Cost of the dinner is $25 per person.