Jerry Kooiman

Biographical Information

Born: March 19, 1962 in Waupun, WI
Marital Status: married
Spouse/Partner: Maribeth
Children: Sarah, Matthew, Katherine
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Calvin College
Employment/Military Record: Worked for 16 years for staff of U.S. Reps. Paul Henry and Pete Hoekstra
Community Activities: Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce legislative committee; Grand Rapids Planning Commission; Elder, Alger Park Christian Reformed Church
Religion: Christian Reformed

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House Speaker Pro Tempore (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2006)
House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: First elected to state House in 2000 and re-elected in 2002 and 2004 (Primary Election results, General Election results), former member of Kent County Commission (1995-2000), unsuccessful candidate for Grand Rapids City Commission (1989)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 75th District 2004
General Vote: 21,273 of 40,738 (52%)
Primary Vote: 8,326 of 8,326 (100%)

Michigan House 75th District 2002
General Vote: 15,340 of 28,485 (53%)
Primary Vote: 6,144 of 6,144 (100%)

Political Activities: Worked for campaign for Paul Henry for U.S. House (1984)

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