News From Rep. Hoadley

Monday, January 30, 2017

KALAMAZOO — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) recently announced and welcomed Melissa Fish as his newest legislative aide. Fish will be responsible for leading constituent services and will be based in Kalamazoo.

“I’m excited to welcome Melissa to the team serving residents of the 60th House District,” said Rep. Hoadley. “Her skills and experience as a collaborator and her background in social work will be a great fit for this position.”

Fish joins Rep. Hoadley’s...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s redistricting process by creating a nonpartisan commission that would oversee the drawing of political boundaries. The legislation comes in the wake of a study published by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) which recently found that North Carolina — the most highly partisan districted state in the nation — was no longer considered a democracy due to the drawing...

Friday, January 20, 2017

“School closures in Kalamazoo should be off the table. We can all agree that every child deserves a quality education. Simply closing schools does nothing to address poverty in and out of the classroom, which studies show has a significant impact on a student’s test scores. It was announced last year that our schools were underfunded by some $1,200 per pupil. $1,200 per child per year could be used on everything from books to wrap-around...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) offered support this evening for certain points made by Gov. Rick Snyder during his 2017 State of the State address, while also expressing disappointment that the governor did not dig deeper to speak to the concerns of Michigan residents regarding a number of key issues across the state.  

          “As always, I appreciate the governor’s input and the opportunity for him to share his priorities with the...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Hoadley was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his parents Diane and Michael Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.

“Michigan voters showed they don’t want to see business...

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his father and mother, Michael and Diane Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.