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Friday, June 1, 2012

Ken Hubbard


Candidate For The 106th State House District

Former Alpena Fire Chief Ken Hubbard has a proven track record of being a tough, fair and independent advocate for taxpayers. As a firefighter and paramedic, he dedicated his career to protecting our loved ones. As our next state representative, Ken will be dedicated to fighting for northeastern Michigan’s middle-class families, seniors and children.

Born into a military family, Ken grew up moving from city to city for the first decade of his life. At the age of 11, Ken’s father, a career Navy Seabee, passed away from cancer caused by workplace radiation. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Ken started working to support his family. His mother took on seamstress jobs and fought to secure a pension from her husband’s untimely death.

The family eventually settled in California for Ken’s high school years. He worked summers on a farm in Colorado to save enough money to attend college and then worked in a tire shop while he attended San Diego State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

Ken’s roots in northeastern Michigan go back to a fateful vacation more than 40 years ago when he came to Alpena to visit a college roommate. Ken soon found a job working in construction and decided to stay and raise his family in Alpena. Ken has two adult daughters, both of whom are college graduates.

After nearly a decade in the construction business, Ken was laid off due to an economic downturn. He quickly rebounded by joining the Alpena Fire Department, where he would rise to lieutenant, then deputy chief and eventually chief of the department. After 30 years with the department, Ken retired in 2010.

In addition to his service as a paramedic with the fire department, Ken has served his community as a five term Alpena County Commissioner since 1994.

Ken will work hard to reform Lansing, so that it works for us, for a change. He will fight to support NORTHEASTERN MICHIGAN’s villages, farms and small businesses that create jobs so northeastern Michigan remains a place where families can live and work for generations to come.

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