PROUD OF OUR DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY
The 107th district is as diverse as it is beautiful. This district possesses natural resources vital to Michigan in the form of timber, limestone, and agricultural commodities. Our citizens provide vital services for the tourism and medical industries. Sault Ste. Marie is the oldest city in Michigan, sporting a hydroelectric plant that is nearly 120 years old.
We are home to beautiful summer cottages on the lake shores, unparalleled hotels and resorts, and incredible winter recreational opportunities. Hunting, fishing, and boating are available on millions of acres of public land and along hundreds of miles of shoreline. Indian River, home to the Cross in the Woods, is blessed with world class fishing. Coincidence?
We are the hub of Great Lakes shipping with our ports and the soon-to-be-expanded Soo Locks! The 107th district is vital to the security of this nation and home to many dedicated border protection officers and Coast Guard personnel. Our medical facilities provide world class health care and specialized services to all of Northern Michigan and our residents can get a top notch education at Lake Superior State University and other institutions.
We have the Mighty Mackinac Bridge which hosts 50,000 people for the annual walk over the straits between lakes Huron and Michigan and spans the communities of Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. Mackinac Island, one of five major islands in the district, has been famous for world class service and hotels for over 150 years. All of it is overseen by Paul Bunyan from the 195 foot high Pontiac’s Lookout, we know it today as Castle Rock in St Ignace.
Man and nature converge at Whitefish Point, host to both the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Rock hounds, sight seers and boat nerds round out the 75,000 annual visitors to that area we know as Paradise.
Together we boldly embrace the variety of nature around us, whether it is our outdoor recreation opportunities or the responsible use of our agricultural and the natural resources God gave us. With His blessing we shall continue to prosper and grow.
We are living in the crown jewel of Michigan.