Bill Huizenga

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Bill Huizenga
Bill Huizenga.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2003-2008
Education
High schoolHolland Christian High School
Bachelor'sCalvin College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1969
Place of birthZeeland, Michigan
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionChristian Reformed
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William P. "Bill" Huizenga (b. January 31, 1969) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 2nd congressional district. Huizenga was first elected to the House in 2011.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Huizenga is a "moderate Republican follower".[1]

Biography

Huizenga was born in 1969 in Zeeland, Michigan. After graduating from Holland Christian High School in 1987, Huizenga went on to earn his B.A. at Calvin College in 1991.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Benishek's political career[2]:

Prior to his political career, Huizenga worked as an administrator and small business owner.

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Huizenga serves on the following House committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology

Issues

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Bill Huizenga voted with the Republican Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 148 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[4]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Huizenga endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Huizenga won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Fred Johnson (D), Joseph Gillotte (Libertarian), Ronald E. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers'), and Lloyd Clarke (Green) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga 65.3% 148,864
     Democratic Fred Johnson 31.6% 72,118
     Libertarian Joseph Gilotte 1.2% 2,701
     U.S. Taxpayers' Ronald E. Graeser 1% 2,379
     Green Lloyd Clarke 0.9% 2,016
Total Votes 228,078

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Huizenga's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Huizenga won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Huizenga's campaign committee raised a total of $684,347 and spent $634,952.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, 2010 - Bill Huizenga Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $684,347
Total Spent $634,952
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $125,474
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $119,305
Top contributors to Bill Huizenga's campaign committee
Amway/Alticor Inc$18,900
Windquest Group$11,850
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$10,000
National Assn of Realtors$10,000
Taubman Centers$9,600
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$46,000
Real Estate$45,200
Retired$44,350
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$27,000
Insurance$21,850

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Personal

Huizenga lives in Zeeland, Michigan, with his wife, Natalie, and their five children.[8]

External Links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Pete Hoekstra
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan, District 2
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Michigan House of Representatives
2003-2008
Succeeded by
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