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Bill Huizenga
Bill Huizenga.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 2
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
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
High schoolHolland Christian High School
Bachelor'sCalvin College
Date of birthJanuary 31, 1969
Place of birthZeeland, Michigan
ReligionChristian Reformed
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]


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]


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


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


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


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

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



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


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]

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pete Hoekstra
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan, District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives
Succeeded by