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Create Great Policy | Politics & Pints
Politics & Pints connects members with elected officials from across the political spectrum in an atmosphere that promotes conversation and networking. Since the inception of Politics & Pints, the Chamber has worked to bring together a mix of individuals who wish to engage in the political process and the policy discussions facing our community, region, and state.

Thursday, May 23
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown: Whitewater Lounge
710 Monroe Ave NW
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GUEST SPEAKER
Representative Jon Hoadley, 60th House District
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, including the following subcommittees: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Democratic vice chair), Higher Education (Democratic vice chair), and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Rep. 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. 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 and regularly consults on nondiscrimination campaigns across the country. Previously Hoadley has served as Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats, worked for the Gill Action Fund and managed South Dakotans Against Discrimination.

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, the steering committee of the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, the National Conference of State Legislatures Elections Task Force, and 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.

In his first term, Rep. Hoadley served on the House Appropriations Committee as the Democratic vice chair of the Judiciary and Agriculture subcommittees, as well as on the Higher Education subcommittee. He also served on the House Elections Committee.


Questions? Contact Josh Lunger, Director of Government Affairs, at 616-771-0336.

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