Jan. 11, 2019: Mike Prusi was appointed as the Director of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Northern Michigan Office in Marquette on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Prusi was previously in the Michigan State House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000, and he was in the Michigan State Senate from 2003 to 2010. He was appointed as the Senate Democratic Leader in 2008. Before working at the State Legislature, Prusi worked for twenty years as an iron ore miner, and he worked for three terms as the president of Local Union 4950 of the United Steelworkers of America. Whitmer’s Northern Michigan Office is located at 234 West Baraga Avenue in Marquette, Michigan.