LANSING – State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) announced his in-district office hours and constituent relations staff today. Hoadley and his staff are ready to assist residents of the 60th House District with matters involving state government, and are available to talk with residents about questions, comments and ideas about the Legislature.

“As a state representative, I am here to serve the people of Kalamazoo in any way that I can,” Hoadley said. “I want people to know that my door is always open, and I’m never farther away than a phone call, email or office visit. I look forward to the conversations we’ll have, and I urge people to contact me if I or my staff can be of any assistance.”

Hoadley has retained Julie Vogel to act as his legislative aide in Lansing. Vogel has served as the legislative aide for the 60th District for many years. A Michigan native, Vogel holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She began her service to the 60th District at the end of former Rep. Mary Brown’s term of office and continued on to work with former representatives Ed LaForge, Alexander Lipsey, Bob Jones and Sean McCann. In addition to assisting constituents, she will be responsible for working with Hoadley on legislation.

Edie Trent will continue to serve as the constituent relations aide in the district service office, 315 N. Burdick St. in Kalamazoo. A Kalamazoo native, Trent provided face-to-face problem resolution, information, referrals and other help in the district service office since 2012. She has degrees from Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, and has worked in the human resource management and human service work fields.

The 60th District Service Office has been a continuing, integral part of the legacy of the district for 42 years, under the leadership of the past six state representatives from Kalamazoo, beginning in 1973 with then state Rep. Howard E. Wolpe. Hoadley will be holding regularly scheduled office hours there on Mondays from 3-5 p.m.

“I’m proud to carry on the tradition of dedication and service to the 60th House District, and I’m grateful that Julie Vogel and Edie Trent will continue to provide assistance in both Lansing and Kalamazoo,” Hoadley said. “We are here to serve the people and families of the Kalamazoo area, and I look forward to doing that in the coming weeks and months.”