Dr. Bob Lorinser, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Michigan's 1st District (MI01), is scheduled to tour Northern Michigan with multiple stops between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5.
NORTHERN, Mich. – Dr. Bob Lorinser, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Michigan's 1st District (MI01), is holding daily town halls throughout the week to meet with voters and answer questions from constituents in Northern Michigan.
According to the campaign, Lorinser's town halls are open to the public "regardless of their political party," and the invitation extends to any elector in MI01 who wishes to ask questions. Over six days, Lorinser will host events in Traverse City, Lake City, East Tawas, Houghton Lake, Standish, Cheboygan, and Harrisville.
"Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, people with any or no political party affiliation are more than welcome to participate," said Dr. Lorinser. "I'm not running to represent a select group of people. I'm running for Congress to represent and advocate for all Northern Michiganders and Yoopers."
The campaign scheduled stops in several counties new to the district. Wexford, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, and Arenac are now part of MI01 under Michigan's new redistricting plan.
Lorinser's campaign says one of the primary purposes of the aggressive schedule is to ensure the representation of every county on the candidate’s nominating petitions. Each event will take COVID-19 precautions and have volunteers outside the venues for a "drive-thru" petition campaign.
"As a candidate, these are also important because voters should know for whom they're voting," said Dr. Lorinser. "Our nation is so divided; Red versus blue, Republican versus Democrat. I hope Northern Michigan can join me in rising above the rhetoric to show the nation we can come together, and have civil discourse about the issues."
Lorinser's main priorities are economic viability, small businesses and jobs, affordable and accessible education, environmental sustainability, and universal healthcare.
Dr. Bob Lorinser is unopposed in the Democratic primary. He is poised to face Rep. Jack Bergman in November's general midterm election. Lorinser says the lack of constituent engagement is one of his main critiques of his opponent, as he notes Rep. Bergman hasn't held a town hall since 2017.
By Feb. 5, Lorinser will have conducted six open forum town halls, with another tour scheduled for the Upper Peninsula in March.
[Details and registration information are available at votedrbob.com/events]
Sun. Jan 30, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Traverse City Event Center
738 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI
Sun. Jan 30, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2070 M-137, Interlochen, MI
Mon. Jan 31, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Missaukee County Annex Building
105 S Canal St, Lake City, MI
Tues. Feb 1, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
East Tawas Community Center
760 Newman St, East Tawas, MI
Wed. Feb 2, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
7784 Stone School Rd, Houghton Lake, MI
Thurs. Feb 3, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Arenac Community Center - Standish
583 E Cedar St, Standish, MI
Fri. Feb 4, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
100 S Main St, Cheboygan, MI
Sat. Feb 5, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
110 E Main St, Harrisville, MI
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About Dr. Bob Lorinser
Dr. Bob Lorinser is running for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s First District.
After Dr. Bob Lorinser received three advanced degrees (Medical Doctor, Masters of Social Work, and Masters in Public Health), he worked as a social worker in a Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and as a resident doctor with the Indian Health Service, serving the Navajo Nation. In 1989, he found his home in Michigan’s First District, where he practiced family medicine for three decades.
Dr. Bob joined the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Services in 2011 to serve as a diplomat and Regional Medical Officer. The Lorinsers served the United States for ten years, with tours in Pakistan, South Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco, and Iraq.
When he returned to the states in 2020, Dr. Bob offered his services as Medical Director of Marquette County Health Department, where he is currently employed. For more information, visit VoteDrBob.com.
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