Personal Reflections From A Washtenaw County Commissioner Who Worked For John And Debbie Dingell

Feb 8, 2019

John and Debbie Dingell at the Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade
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John Dingell has touched many lives in many different ways.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with current Washtenaw County commissioner Jason Morgan, who used to work for the Dingells.  Morgan shares his personal reflections on John and Debbie Dingell and how John's commitment to "work for the people" influenced his own choice to run for office.

Washtenaw County Commissioner Jason Morgan
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Jason Morgan remembers driving John Dingell around during long days when he was in Congress.  Morgan says Dingell had a high level of commitment to the people he served and would often say he "worked for the people."  

Morgan recalls a delayed flight with the Congressman after a long day when Debbie Dingell insisted he stay with them that night.  He said they were a highly connected couple adding he's never really seen anything like it.  

The Washtenaw County commissioner says it was seeing the Dingells' devotion to serving the public that made him decide to run for office himself.

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