Jim Haadsma

Hello, I’m Jim Haadsma.

As a proud member of this great community for the past 21 years, I’m running 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.

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Albion Area Haadsma For House Fundraiser

February 23, 2018, 4:00pm - February 23, 2018, 6:00pm

Jim Haadsma is hosting his Michigan House campaign committee's first Albion area fundraiser of the season at Stirling Books & Brew in the new and improved downtown Albion, between 4 pm and 6 pm on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23rd, 2018. Stop by, say hello, meet Albion College Young Democrats, and experience Albion's new downtown coffee house.

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Today I rammed through some potholes on M-96, and then on M-43, and later on West Dickman Road.
Also today I paid a son's college meal plan bill for the semester.
I also paid a big old co-pay just to go in and talk to the doctor.
And today the Michigan House of Representatives' Republican majority passed a bill to make English Michigan's official language.
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This evening I attended a lecture in Ann Arbor about how to get "externalities" - in English, by-products - from hot economies like Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor to small Michigan cities like Three Rivers and Muskegon and Battle Creek.
The lecturers didn't explain how to do it, but a U-M professor told me what we needed if we're ever to move those by-products to a place like Battle Creek.
We need capital, talent, and houses where people want to live.
I think we can get those things back in Battle Creek.
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Jim Haadsma is hosting his Michigan House campaign committee's first Albion area fundraiser of the season at Stirling Books & Brew in the new and improved downtown Albion, between 4 pm and 6 pm on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23rd, 2018.
Stop by, say hello, meet Albion College Young Democrats, and experience Albion's new downtown coffee house.
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Albion Area Haadsma For House Fundraiser

February 23, 2018, 4:00pm - February 23, 2018, 6:00pm

Jim Haadsma is hosting his Michigan House campaign committee's first Albion area fundraiser of the season at Stirling Books & Brew in the new and improved downtown Albion, between 4 pm and 6 pm on Friday afternoon, Feb. 23rd, 2018. Stop by, say hello, meet Albion College Young Democrats, and experience Albion's new downtown coffee house.

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Haadsma for House Fundraiser at Territorial

February 7, 2018, 5:00pm - February 7, 2018, 7:00pm

Jim Haadsma for State Representative will hold this 2018 campaign's first fundraiser at Territorial Brewing Company in Springfield on Wed., February 7, 2018, between 5 pm and 7 pm. Please come out and support Jim as he campaigns for the open seat in the MI House. Can't make it? Donate online here: secure.actblue.com/donate/haadsma2018 Thank you!

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Michigan hospitals need to keep patients safe by providing an adequate number of well-rested nurses.
I support the pending Safe Patient Care Act legislation, requiring Michigan hospitals to limit the numbers of patients - 4 - per 1 nurse, and allowing nurses to refuse mandatory overtime when the nurses aren't sufficiently rested.
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This January 28 evening I was out driving, and I heard readings from "The Diary Of Anne Frank" in connection with yesterday's International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
I heard this evocative declaration:
"It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."
I drove on in the dark, thinking about what this 15 year old girl wrote more than 70 years ago.
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Jim Haadsma for State Representative will hold this 2018 campaign's first fundraiser at Territorial Brewing Company in Springfield on Wed., February 7, 2018, between 5 pm and 7 pm.
Please come out and support Jim as he campaigns for the open seat in the MI House.

Can't make it? Donate online here:
secure.actblue.com/donate/haadsma2018

Thank you!
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Haadsma for House Fundraiser at Territorial

February 7, 2018, 5:00pm - February 7, 2018, 7:00pm

Jim Haadsma for State Representative will hold this 2018 campaign's first fundraiser at Territorial Brewing Company in Springfield on Wed., February 7, 2018, between 5 pm and 7 pm. Please come out and support Jim as he campaigns for the open seat in the MI House. Can't make it? Donate online here: secure.actblue.com/donate/haadsma2018 Thank you!

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If we care about public education, we need to direct public funds to public schools, not divert those public resources to for-profits and cyber schools.
Today the MI House Republican majority passed a bill (SB 574) allowing public schools millage monies to get siphoned off to for-profits and cyber schools.
We need legislators committed to public education, not those like John Bizon committed to their DeVos family donors.
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