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


    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


    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.
CONTACT: Elaine Tycocki of SEMCO, 517-484-4001, or fax, 517-484-4495

"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.