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  Benishek, Dan
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<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameDan Benishek
Address802 Pentoga Trail
Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920, United States
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Born April 20, 1952 (68 years)
ContributorScott³
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 24, 2011 01:25am
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InfoDaniel J. Benishek was born in Iron River, Michigan in 1952. His mother, Helen Kovaleski, was also born in Iron River from parents that emigrated from Poland. His father, Joseph Benishek, was from the Antigo, Wisconsin area and moved to the Upper Peninsula to join the Civilian Conservation Corps and subsequently worked in the local iron mines. He was killed in those mines in 1957 when Dan was five years old. Dan was raised by his widowed mother and his extended family in Iron River working since he was a youngster in the family business, the Iron River Hotel, until he went on to college.

After Dan graduated from West Iron County High School in 1970 he went on to the University of Michigan where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then went on to Wayne State University School of Medicine where he graduated in 1978. He did a rotating internship in Flint and then returned to Detroit to do his surgical residency finishing in 1983. Dr. Benishek has been serving the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in Iron Mountain working at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital as a general surgeon. Dan has also served the veterans at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center since 1990. More recently, Dan joined to staff at Northstar Health System in Iron River. Dan and his wife Judy live on Chicagoan Lake in rural Iron County and share five children and two grandchildren. Their family enjoys hunting, fishing, cooking and spending time with friends.


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09/18/2012-09/19/2012 Public Policy Polling 33.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

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RACES
  11/04/2014 MI - District 01 Won 52.14% (+6.86%)
  08/05/2014 MI District 01 - R Primary Won 69.74% (+39.48%)
  11/06/2012 MI District 01 Won 48.14% (+0.54%)
  08/07/2012 MI District 01 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 MI - District 01 Won 51.94% (+11.08%)
  08/03/2010 MI District 01 - R Primary Won 38.14% (+0.02%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  08/02/2016 MI District 01 - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-38.63%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MI District 01 - R Primary - Aug 02, 2016 R Tom Casperson
MI US President - R Primary - Mar 08, 2016 R Marco Rubio
MI US President - R Primary - Feb 28, 2012 R Herman Cain
MI US President - R Primary - Feb 28, 2012 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 26, 2012 R Mitt Romney
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