Michigan State Rep. Jon Hoadley to Run for Congress

BTL Staff
By | 2019-04-10T16:44:45-04:00 April 10th, 2019|Michigan, News|

This week openly gay State Rep. Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo announced that he will run for Congress via press release. His message stated that he is running because he believes “that we should put people at the center of our decision-making process.”
“The choices we make over the next few years will determine what our future looks like, tomorrow and a hundred years from now. For too long, big forces have been dictating their agendas to our elected officials in Washington,” the release read. “That’s how we ended up with water that was undrinkable in Parchment, or families working themselves to the bone and still unable to afford child care. It can be easy to despair and throw our hands up. Although the challenges in front of us can seem daunting, we have seen the power of what happens when people come together to make change. We need to remember what we’ve known all along — we have the power. Now is the time to use it.”
Hoadley’s release then went on to address his history in the legislature and outline some of his primary goals if elected.
“I gained valuable experience in the legislature and championed a consistent set of ideas on behalf of the people who elected me: We should invest in education for today and tomorrow, build an economy that works for everyone and fight for social justice and a clean environment,” the release said. “We’ve made progress, but there’s more work yet to do.”
To find out more information about Hoadley’s campaign visit housedems.com/hoadley.

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