Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fundraiser for Rick Kasprzak, candidate for Houghton County commissioner, to be held TONIGHT, Oct. 21

CALUMET -- A fundraiser will be held for Rick Kasprzak, candidate for District 1 (Calumet Township and Hancock Township) Houghton County commissioner, at 6:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Carmelita's in Calumet. The purpose of the event is to help  raise funds for the final messaging efforts of Kasprzak's campaign.

Rick Kasprzak volunteers at the Houghton County Democratic Party's booth during the Houghton County Fair this past August 2014. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Rick Kasprzak is a two-time Democratic candidate for Houghton County's District 1 who became involved in local politics in 2007 during the Obama campaign. Rick has been a resident of the Copper Country since 1993 except for a three-year stint in Arizona training to be a chef. Rick is a believer in farm to table and tries to incorporate those principles in both his work and home. He maintains two vegetable gardens and an herb garden in the summer, in which he utilizes only compost for fertilizer. He also buys his meat from local farmers.

Part of Rick Kasprzak's vegetable harvest. In addition to growing healthy food in his two gardens, Rick took time this summer to knock on about 900 doors in District 1 to learn about citizens' concerns.

Health issues are important to Kasprzak. One of his top priorities, if elected, will be to protect the publicly funded Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock from privatization.*

Coffee and appetizers will be made available. A suggested donation of $15 per person or $20 per couple is requested. Additional items from the bar and dining menu are available to purchase. To help the venue prepare adequately please consider letting Rick know you plan to attend by calling him at 369-1517 or sending an email to rickkasprzak@yahoo.com.

Carmelita's is at 618 Oak Street in Calumet.

* Update: See Rick Kasprzak's guest article, "Houghton County Medical Care Facility: Public option faces crucial battle."

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