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Markkanen, Gregory (R)

State Representative District 110
Office: S1489 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0850
Home Address: Hancock, MI
Seat Number: 36
Standing Committees: Insurance(VC), Local Government & Municipal Finance, Military, Veterans & Homeland Security, Education, Energy
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


He was first elected to the House on Nov. 6, 2018 when he defeated Democrat Ken SUMMERS by securing 50.8 percent of the vote. 

Markkanen won out in a four-person August primary to secure the GOP nomination for the 110th when he won 29.1 percent of the vote. 

It is, however, the second run for office. He ran unopposed for a state House seat in the 2016 primary, but his campaign ended in a general election defeat to Democrat Scott DIANDA. He earned 38.9 percent of the vote.

He served on the Hancock City Council as the Ward II representative.


Markkanen teaches high school history, civics and geography for Baraga Area Schools. He also has taught for Gogebic Community College.


Markkanen graduated from Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University.


He is married with two children.


Markkanenn works with the Hanka Homestead Board of Directors and as a volunteer tour guide, as well as with the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Council.


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