NEGAUNEE / TAYLOR, Mich. — State Representative Alex Garza (D, Taylor) has endorsed Dana Ferguson for US Congress in Michigan’s 1st District.
“I am proud to endorse a fellow young leader in the State of Michigan,” said Garza. “It’s imperative that we seek out leaders who will look towards the future, not with a fear of the unknown, but with hope in the possibilities."
Garza said Dana Ferguson is the type of leader who will bring young people into the conversation.
"[He will] truly work together with every person, group and organization to develop policies that will benefit the 1st District and the State of Michigan for generations to come," said Garza. "In these times of uncertainty, where so many people are fearful of what tomorrow may bring, Dana looks at tomorrow as an opportunity. He looks at tomorrow as the day we bring just a bit more hope back to the people of Michigan."
"He looks at tomorrow as the day we bring just a bit more hope back to the people of Michigan."
State Representative Alex Garza hails from Taylor, Michigan and in 2013 was the youngest Person of Color to serve in Taylor’s history when he was elected to the city council.
“Leadership is defined by those who show up, by those who seek to create a better tomorrow for all of us," said Garza. "Dana Ferguson is that person for Michigan’s 1st District. I hope you will join me in supporting Dana Ferguson, a true leader for the future."
Garza has also worked as a legislative aide for Rashida Tlaib and Stephanie Chang in the Michigan House of Representatives.
“It’s an honor to have the endorsement of a leader like Rep. Garza,” said Ferguson. “His dedication to public service from a young age is admirable. He is already so accomplished, and together we will continue to positively impact the lives of Michiganders. Alex Garza defines what it means to be a public servant. I greatly appreciate his support."
Dana Ferguson is a third-generation resident of Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. He lives in Negaunee with his wife Kristi and their children. Ferguson worked his way through college at Northern Michigan University as a member of the Michigan Laborers Union and obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master's in Public Administration. He was a member of the Michigan Carpenters and Millwrights Union, by which he also been endorsed.