|SEMPAC - ENERGY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT Endorses Candidates For the November General Election|
PORT HURON, Mich., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMPAC -- ENERGY FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT, the employee political action committee of SEMCO ENERGY, Inc.(Nasdaq: SMGS), has endorsed the following candidates for election in the November general election:
Michigan House of Representatives DISTRICT CANDIDATE 32 Alan Sanborn 33 Janet Kukuk 58 Steve Vear 59 Cameron Brown 62 Mark Schauer * 63 Jerry Vander Roest 65 Mickey Mortimer 71 Susan Tabor 78 Ron Jelinek 79 Charles LaSata 80 Mary Ann Middaugh 81 Lauren Hager 82 Pamela Wall * 83 Stephen Ehardt 84 Mike Green 87 Terry Gieger 88 Patty Birkholz 89 Jon Jellema 90 Wayne Kuipers 108 Doug Bovin * 109 Mike Prusi * 110 Paul Tesanovich * Michigan Senate DISTRICT CANDIDATE 11 Jack Brandenburg 12 David Jaye 19 Philip Hoffman 20 Harry Gast 22 William VanRegenmorter 23 Joanne Emmons 24 John J.H. Schwarz, MD 27 Dan DeGrow 32 Leon Stille 34 Joel Gougeon 37 Walter North 38 Don Koivisto * Attorney General John Smietanka Secretary of State Candice Miller Governor/Lt. Governor John Engler/Dick Posthumus * Indicates Democrats
William L. Johnson, Chairman of SEMPAC and Chairman, President and CEO of SEMCO ENERGY, explained the selection process, "Candidate endorsements were based on questionnaires and, in some instances, interviews. All candidates were evaluated on their presence in the SEMCO ENERGY GAS CO. service area and the candidate's general responsiveness to SEMCO ENERGY's strategic focus."
SEMCO ENERGY is an energy-focused holding company with three subsidiaries:
SEMCO ENERGY GAS COMPANY, a regulated natural gas distribution company with
approximately 240,000 customers in Michigan; SEMCO ENERGY SERVICES, an
unregulated marketer of natural gas and related services; and SEMCO ENERGY
VENTURES, which operates and acquires companies involved in natural gas
construction, energy engineering and propane operations.
|"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding SEMCO Energy's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.|