LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) was sworn in today beginning his second term at the official opening of the 98th session of the Michigan House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Lansing. Dianda’s House District 110 covers the western Upper Peninsula counties of Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Gogebic, Iron and Baraga as well as part of Marquette County.

“I’m an honored that the residents of HD 110 have sent me back to Lansing to continue working on the issues that are important to our U.P. communities,” said Dianda. “I will continue working hard on legislation that will support local businesses and create more jobs, sensible policies that will protect our natural resources and the environment, and help our local governments provide the services their residents need.”

In his first term, Dianda fought for proposals to improve U.P. communities including tax relief for middle-class families and helped convince Gov. Rick Snyder to declare a state of emergency after brutally cold temperatures caused frozen and burst water pipes in many U.P. communities. He also fought for fair distribution of Michigan Department of Transportation road funding.

“I will continue to put U.P. residents and our unique needs first as we debate legislation at the state Capitol,” said Dianda. “I encourage people to contact me with their thoughts and ideas through email, my website or by phone. My staff and I are always ready to hear new ideas and to offer our help to people trying to navigate their way through state government.”

Dianda can be contacted toll-free by phone at (888) 663-4031, by email at and through his website at