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Pettalia, Peter (Deceased) (R)State Representative District 106
Rep. Peter Pettalia of Presque Isle was elected in November 2010 to his first term in the Michigan House. Pettalia previously served as Presque Isle Township supervisor for 16 years and as a volunteer firefighter for East Grand Lake Fire Department for 15 years. He currently is vice-chairman for the State Park Advisory Board for Negwegon, Rockport and Thompson Harbor State Parks. He was one of the founding members of the Presque Isle County Economic Development Commission and the Community Development Commission.
He and his partner have successfully operated an auto repair business for 33 years. He also operates a seasonal cabin rental business on Grand Lake, in Northeast Michigan.
Pettalia, born in 1955, has been married to Karen for 32 years and they have two grown children. A resident of Presque Isle Township since 1977, Pettalia is an avid sportsman who supports outdoor recreation. He is a member of the Presque Isle Museum Society, the Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Alpena Downtown Development Authority. He and his family attend Grand Lake Church in Presque Isle.
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