Jon will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Michigan
Jon Hoadley lives with his partner Kris and the world’s friendliest beagle, Benjamin. Jon’s parents, Michael and Diane live in Wisconsin and he has an older sister, Sara, who lives with her husband Joe and their two children in Minnesota.
Jon’s running to serve as US Representative because he believe in putting people and community at the center of decisions. He has worked hard for the past five years as a State Representative serving Michigan’s 60th District and representing over 90,000 people living in Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township. As an elected representative, it’s important for Jon to prioritize listening to the needs of the community, holding regular coffee hours, updates, and town halls. Jon strives to be accessible. Serving on the Appropriations Committee, the committee that builds Michigan’s budget, Jon has fought to prioritize investments in things that help people–like healthcare, good schools, and clean water.
As a small business owner, Jon knows the pressure of making a payroll and providing healthcare. Jon has worked hard to give a voice to equality organizations, labor groups, women’s rights organizations, and environmental causes. Through coalition work, he has helped hundreds of thousands of Michigander–and folks across the country–win important fights. We need to win some of those important fights in DC, too.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Jon will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Michigan.