Rep. Rachel Hood

(D-Grand Rapids)
5 Terms
House District 81
1185 HOB
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Biographical Information

Born: October 12, 1976 in Livonia
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: David Petroelje
Children: Evelyn and Ineke
Education: Bachelor of Science Social Relations James Madison College Michigan State University 1999
Employment/Military Record: Works part-time for Dig Deep, a consulting firm that helps local governments find financing resources for public infrastructure projects. Previously, Rachel was the Executive Director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), where she advocated for clean energy solutions and water protection. Rachel also worked for Metro Health Hospital where she managed community relations.
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan House 81st District 2022
General Vote: 26,169 of 47,004 (55%)
Primary Vote: 9,074 of 9,074 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan House 76th District 2020
General Vote: 33,887 of 53,998 (62%)
Primary Vote: 13,763 of 13,763 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 76th District 2018
General Vote: 27,009 of 44,375 (60%)
Primary Vote: 12,897 of 12,897 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election)

Religion: Presbyterian

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Shawon Cecil, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Alexander Zygmunt, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4068
Income Tax Credit
HB 4211
HB 4249
EGLE Funding
HR 62
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