SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich – Noting the steady support Senator Tom Casperson provided in his years in the state Legislature, the Mackinac Bridge Authority mourns the death of a former state representative and senator.
Sen. Casperson championed many causes close to the hearts of his fellow native Yoopers, and a friend to the Mackinac Bridge. A former State Senator from the Upper Peninsula, Casperson passed away from complications of lung cancer.
Casperson served in the state legislature for 14 years. His former Chief of Staff Marty Fittante, who worked with him for 13 years, said Casperson’s love of people is what drove him to do the best he could as a Michigan leader.
Casperson was remembered for many other things during his 61 years on earth, including passing Senate Bill 396 after being elected into office, which enforced the travel safety of logging trucks.