The Michigan Legislature is mourning the second member of the state House to die this year. Republican Representative Peter Pettalia died Monday night in a motorcycle crash in northern Michigan. Representative Al Pscholka tells our newsroom he just recently spent time with Pettalia on Mackinac Island.
“He loved life, he was a great family man, and he loved northern Michigan,” Pscholka said. “This guy was the biggest cheerleader for northern Michigan that you can imagine.”
He was 61. In June, Democrat Julie Plawecki of Garden City died following a heart attack while hiking at the age of 54.