Jon Hoadley

Michigan House of Representatives, District 60

Jon is one of just three openly LGBTQ members of the Michigan Legislature

Biography

Rep. Jon Hoadley fights for a Michigan that invests in people. Rep. Hoadley is a leading voice in the fight for nonpartisan redistricting, reducing the influence of money in politics, and term limit reform. Coming from a family of teachers, additional priorities include increasing education funding, lowering student debt, raising wages for working people, paid sick leave, protecting the environment, and ending discrimination.

Rep. Hoadley is a small business owner and serves as president and owner of Badlands Strategies, a progressive public affairs firm. He has a track record of running ballot measures advancing LGBTQ equality.

In the community, Rep. Hoadley serves on the board of Mothers of Hope, the advisory committee to the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, and the steering committee of the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention. He also volunteers at his church, First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Hoadley lives in Kalamazoo with his partner, Kris, and the world’s friendliest beagle, Benjamin.

Jon Hoadley is in his second term as the representative for the 60th House District, which includes Kalamazoo and portions of the city of Portage and Kalamazoo Township. He currently serves on the Appropriations Committee.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Jon is one of just three openly LGBTQ members of the Michigan Legislature

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