BENZIE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — A northern Michigan radio show host has announced he will be running for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Jack O’Malley, longtime WTCM morning radio host and a resident of Almire Township, announced his run for the 101st District Tuesday on his show.

“I’ve spent over 30 years, every weekday morning, having a discussion with the people of Northern Michigan. I’ve interviewed politicians, business and community leaders and plain folks all over our area – and have done my best to promote all the great things we have to offer as a community on the radio,” said O’Malley. “Now, it’s time to turn the page. I intend to take the same passion, patriotism and perseverance to the State Legislature in Lansing and fight for the people of Northern Michigan there.”