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Jon Hoadley, Candidate [D, MI-6]
District 6, Michigan


Jon Hoadley graduated from Michigan State University. Prior to his election to the Michigan Legislature, he became president and owner of Badlands Strategies, a progressive public affairs consulting firm. During this time he managed a local campaign to defend Kalamazoo's local non-discrimination ordinance, and assisted with a similar campaign in Royal Oak. He also managed the campaign to elect Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and worked with the Unity Michigan Coalition

Hoadley maintains a number of professional and personal affiliations. Currently, Hoadley serves on the Mothers of Hope board of directors, a local organization supporting women and their families in recovery for addiction related issues. He also serves on the board of the Michigan Democratic Party Justice Caucus and the Kalamazoo County Democratic Party Executive Board. He previously served on the board of directors of CARES, a local HIV/AIDS direct service organization. He also served on the Michigan Democratic Party's Executive Committee and on the board of the state party’s Justice Caucus.

Hoadley is currently a member of the following membership organizations: ACLU of Michigan, UAW Local 1981, Sierra Club of Michigan, Progressive Women's Caucus, League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area, Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch of the NAACP, and Black Arts and Cultural Center.

Hoadley is an openly gay man and lives in Kalamazoo—where he has lived since 2009—with his partner, Kris.

He is currently representing the 60th District—which includes the entire City of Kalamazoo and the majority of Kalamazoo Township—in the Michigan House of Representatives after being elected in November 2014. Hoadley was re-elected in November 2016. On April 8, 2019, Hoadley announced that he will be challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Fred Upton in the 2020 election for U.S. Representative from Michigan's 6th congressional district.


Location Michigan
Party Democrat