Pagel files for re-election, seeks third term

By Tony Wittkowski | Business Reporter | The Herald-Palladium

BERRIEN SPRINGS — State Rep. Dave Pagel filed for re-election Thursday for the 78th State House District.

Pagel, R-Berrien Springs, is seeking his third consecutive term.

“Our state faces great challenges in the cities of Flint and Detroit, and yet we are also seeing a growing economy and better employment numbers,” Pagel stated in a news release. “I look forward to continuing to serve my district, to solve problems for my constituents, and to work to build a stronger Michigan.”

Pagel said he’s been active on policy and appropriations committees, including ones dealing with local government, education, agriculture and corrections.

“I will continue to focus on education, agricultural and local government issues because of my background and experience, and will also continue the effort to lower automobile insurance costs,” Pagel said. “My promise is to represent the great Southwest of Michigan with integrity, common sense and accountability.”

Pagel served 14 years as the president of the Berrien Springs Board of Education and four years as chairman of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners before running for a seat in Michigan’s House of Representatives.

It is unknown at this time if Pagel is being challenged for the Republican nomination.

The 78th district is made up of southern Berrien County and parts of western Cass County. Pagel’s campaign can be found at

Contact Tony Wittkowski at or (269) 932-0358. Follow him on Twitter: @tonywittkowski.

(Author’s Note: This article was originally published on April 1, 2016)


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