Jim Berryman

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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 57
Prior offices
Michigan State Senate
ProfessionContract negotiator
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Jim Berryman was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 57 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Berryman is the Uniserv Director at the Michigan Education Association, where he negotiates teachers' contracts. He has held several elected offices, including State Senator (1990-98), Mayor of Adrian (1985-90, appointed in 1983), and Adrian City Commissioner (1976-80, appointed in 1980). He attended Adrian College from 1965-69; while there, he worked at a local florist, eventually taking over the business.[1][2]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Berryman ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 57. He defeated Harvey E. Schmidt in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Nancy Jenkins (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Jenkins Incumbent 52.5% 21,150
     Democratic Jim Berryman 47.5% 19,135
Total Votes 40,285

Michigan House of Representatives, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Berryman 53.2% 2,260
Harvey Schmidt 46.8% 1,989
Total Votes 4,249


Berryman is one of seven children; his late father was a union auto worker. He met his wife Susan while at Adrian College, and married her in 1970. The two have three children.[2][1]

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