A Northern Michigan University professor has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District. Department of Communications and Performance Arts Professor Dwight Brady made his announcement April 24 at the Marquette County Courthouse.
The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Jack Bergman.
The 1st District covers the Upper Peninsula and the northern third of the lower peninsula. A primary election is expected, as another Democrat, retired Marine Lt. Col. Matthew W. Morgan of Traverse City, last month declared his candidacy.
Brady teaches multimedia journalism and media law at NMU. He has worked with students to create award-winning documentaries on topics from gray wolves to renewable energy. He won an Emmy Award for “Michigan’s Green Energy Economy” and was appointed to the Michigan Climate Action Council by then-governor Jennifer Granholm. The Mining Journal listed him as one of the “Movers and Shakers” of 2016 for his documentary “Boxed In” which looks at the Dark Store issue.