LANSING — Last night, the Speaker of the House announced committee assignments for the 2019-20 legislative session. State Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) was assigned to serve on the House Energy and Transportation Committees. The House Energy Committee has historically played a vital role in crafting the state’s policy regarding emerging renewable energy markets, while the House Transportation Committee tackles everything from fixing Michigan’s roads to rebuilding the state’s crumbling infrastructure. 

“I welcome the opportunity to serve on these important House committees,” said Rep. Haadsma. “Two of my biggest priorities in office are to ensure that we finally fix our state’s roads to last and to keep energy costs down in a way that doesn’t endanger our precious Great Lakes. The families in my community want to see solutions to the problems they face every day and I’m ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get things done.”

Rep. Haadsma is currently serving his first term representing the 62nd House District, which includes much of Calhoun County and the cities of Battle Creek, Springfield and Albion. He graduated from Michigan State University before attending Wayne State University Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Before serving in the Legislature, Rep. Haadsma served for seven years as a Calhoun County Commissioner, in addition to working for McCrosky Law, P.L.C. and acting as board member for numerous local not-for-profit organizations throughout Battle Creek.