MENOMINEE—State Rep. Beau LaFave (R-Iron Mountain) has reached his term limit as the representative for Michigan’s 108th Congressional district, made up of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties, and his seat is up for grabs in the 2022 election. Another young Republican has his eyes on the seat, and people who have lived in Menominee for a while may already know him: Casey Hoffman. Hoffman grew up in Menominee and is the son of Cheryl Hoffman, the retired director of Spies Public Library, and attorney Wes Hoffman. He graduated from Menominee High School in 2008. He attended both Albion College in Albion, Mich., and Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wis. He is currently a practicing lawyer and a registered Republican. “I graduated college with the help of scholarships, student loans and a lot of jobs,” he said. “I worked as a bank teller while earning a business degree, and I worked in retail and as a waiter while taking night classes for my law degree.” Hoffman’s family has been in Menominee for five generations. His father’s parents moved to Menominee in 1968 after purchasing the Holiday Lanes bowling alley on 1st Street, and the Cadieu family, his mother’s side, has been in Menominee for much longer. His twice-great-grandfather, Roy D. Cadieu, opened Cadieu Funeral Home in 1920. “They (my dad’s parents) couldn’t afford both a house and a business, so they raised two kids in a small apartment above the bowling alley. My grandparents worked long hours to give […]
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