State Representative Scott Dianda is running for Michigan's 38th State Senate District which comprises Alger, Baraga, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon and Schoolcraft counties.  

Dianda is currently serving his third term representing Michigan’s 110th House District, which comprises Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming Townships in Marquette County.

A lifelong resident of the Upper Peninsula, Dianda previously worked as a transportation maintenance worker for the Michigan Department of Transportation after owning a small retail store in Calumet. He also served as the president of Calumet village and the Michigan State Employees Association. Dianda attended Lake Superior State University.

He and his wife, Debbie, live in Calumet. Together, they own and operate a small business in Houghton. 

Rep. Dianda serves as the minority vice chair on the House Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Committee, and also serves on the House Committees on Energy Policy and Regulatory Reform.

Scott is a home grown Yooper who listens and works for all of us. His experience and energy makes him an effective leader for the UP. He keeps in touch with his constituents and listens to us. He displays the standards of work ethic and character that we continue to need in our representative.
— Janet B., Lake Linden resident

What We've Achieved

  • Opening the Houghton-Dougalss Falls to the public
  • Naming & dedication of the Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • Passed legislation to help our small businesses succeed 
  • Brought over $2 million in Natural Resource Trust Fund Grants
  • Secured heating assistance for families during the propane shortage
  • Successfully fought to keep our National Parks open
  • Protect consumers by banning powdered alcohol
  • Introduced legislation to fight dark stores
  • Fought for deep freeze funding for our communities 
  • Introduced bills to support our veterans