The ECRP is very sad to learn of the death of former state Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba.

While Tom represented the UP for 15 years in the state legislature, he often attended events outside his district, like the Lincoln Day Dinner, in Petoskey. He was a cordial man who didn’t shy away from being a strong advocate of lower taxes and less regulation particularly when it came to forests and wetlands.

The MI Senate GOP Twitter page tweeted: “Today we lost a titan of the Upper Peninsula … our thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family as we grieve the loss of our friend.”

Mr. Casperson was 61 years old.