Benishek had initially announced that he was going to be seeking a fourth term for the office he has held since 2011, despite a pledge to only serve three two-year terms.
Benishek offered the following statement on his decision:
“Serving the 1st district in Congress has been a privilege and an opportunity that I will be forever grateful for. I am proud to be able to represent the people of Northern Michigan.
Washington, D.C- Over a hundred veterans from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula flew to Washington, D.C. today from Escanaba to visit the World War II Memorial and other sites in Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, they were greeted by their Congressman, Dr. Dan Benishek.
“These veterans put their lives on the line when our country needed them most. It is always moving to see them visit for the first time the monuments that were created in their honor,” said Dr. Benishek. “It is great that we can provide this opportunity to those who have served as a small way of saying ‘thank you.”