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Governor Whitmer on Death of Former Congressman Dan Benishek


October 16, 2021   



Governor Whitmer on Death of Former Congressman Dan Benishek 


LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued the following statement on the death of former Congressman Dan Benishek, who passed away at 69 years old.   


"Today, Yoopers and Michiganders lost a fighter. Congressman Benishek represented the spirit of 'Sisu' during his time in office. In Congress, he championed our men and women in uniform,  advocated fiercely for veterans, and worked to protect Sleeping Bear Dunes. As a physician and an elected official, Dan put people first. My thoughts are with his wife, children, and grandchildren." 


After funeral arrangements are announced, a release will be issued to lower the United States and State of Michigan flags in his honor.