Jim Haadsma

Greetings, I’m Jim Haadsma.

As a proud member of this great community for the past 21 years, I’m contemplating a run for State Representative to continue to fight for middle class families in House District 62.

Whether in my role as a Calhoun County Commissioner, or as an attorney specializing in labor relations and workers’ compensation, I have fought to ensure every family succeeds and our local economy thrives.

I will not stop fighting for you in Lansing.

I’m running for this seat to support my friends, my neighbors, my town, my family, and my community. Our kids deserve an education that prepares them for the best jobs of the future. You deserve roads that are not crumbling so you can get to work each day. Seniors deserve economic security in their retirement. And families deserve tax relief and some extra money in their pocket to take the family to the ballgame.

I want to be your voice in Lansing. Together, let’s work to improve our community and make Calhoun County a great place to live and work.

Today the Michigan Department of Education released the spring, 2016 results of Michigan students' performances on the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress ("M-STEP") battery.
The results are disappointing and unsatisfactory.
State leaders must do better in using the state budget as a tool in prioritizing our state's K-12 education system.
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I'd just left a deposition at St. Joseph Mercy, and was listening to a Gin Blossoms CD, and turned from Hogback Road onto M-17, and there at The intersection of M-17 and M-23 was a Coxey's Army of 20 or so disorganized Trump "Flash Mob" participants.
A panhandler continued to stand sentinel with his cardboard sign at the same intersection.
"Anyway I've got no place to go."
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On August 2 my friend Rande Johnson won his primary township trustee contest by a single vote.
My teenaged sons Jon and Jerry worked hard on Rande's campaign.
Today, after an hours-long recount ordeal, and after the challenger picked up a vote in the late morning to tie, Rande picked up one more vote in the late afternoon, to officially win by one vote.
It was like winning in the bottom of the 15th.
Every vote, every minute counts.
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This afternoon while canvassing I met a spritely 95 years old woman, and I asked her for the secret of longevity.
"Well, I drank a little, I smoked some, when I went out I didn't sit at the bar, I danced, I danced all the time, and I worked all week, I worked hard, and then I went out dancing," she revealed.
"I've got 3 of the 4," I told her, and then added, "You don't have a Pall Mall I could bum off you, do you?"
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If you've never before visited Club Tampico, across E. Michigan from the Post plant, then Sunday afternoon of Labor Day weekend's the time to visit. ... See MoreSee Less

Fundraiser for Jim Haadsma

September 4, 2016, 2:00pm - September 4, 2016, 5:00pm

Jim Haadsma is running for State Representative and could use your help - Please come out and support his campaign. Live music! International delights!! Can't be there? Give online: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jimhaadsma

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Fundraiser for Jim Haadsma

September 4, 2016, 2:00pm - September 4, 2016, 5:00pm

Jim Haadsma is running for State Representative and could use your help - Please come out and support his campaign. Live music! International delights!! Can't be there? Give online: secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jimhaadsma

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Those who argue that Michigan's one-party rulers' ban on the straight-party voting option doesn't infringe on voting rights of minority groups, doesn't violate the Voting Rights Act, have never been in polling places like the old Washington School gymnasium, where guys in suits wearing important looking badges would routinely challenge African-American voters, creating chaos and deliberately gumming up the voting process. ... See MoreSee Less

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146 S. Lincoln Blvd
Battle Creek, MI 49015