Jim Hahn, Michigan

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Jim Hahn
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 79
Place of birthBenton Harbor
ProfessionCarpenter (retired)/ Educator
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Jim Hahn was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 79 of the Michigan House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Hahn's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Public Education

  • Excerpt:"As your Representative, I will support and strengthen public education."

Workers’ Rights

  • Excerpt:"We know what works, because we’ve seen it work. Strong unions create equitable income distribution, which creates demand, which creates more jobs. This is the story of the American middle class. We’ve seen it work, we know it works, and what we need now is a return to ‘Demand Side Economics."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hahn ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 79. He defeated Mary E. Brown in the August 7 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Al Pscholka (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAl Pscholka Incumbent 52.8% 21,490
     Democratic Jim Hahn 45.7% 18,630
     Independent Carl G. Oehling 1.5% 613
Total Votes 40,733
Michigan House of Representatives, District 79 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hahn 55.2% 1,420
Mary Brown 44.8% 1,153
Total Votes 2,573

Campaign themes

Hahn states that his top priorities are to create jobs, strengthen education, support workers rights, protect the environment, and rebuild Michigan's infrastructure.[3]

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