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Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 77
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University
Master'sWestern Michigan University
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Hooker is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 77 since January 1, 2011.

Hooker is a Red Cross instructor. He has previously worked as a teacher in the Byron Center Public School system.

Hooker graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's degree, and then from Western Michigan University with his Master's degree.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hooker served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Families, Children, and Seniors, Vice-chair
Health Policy
Military and Veterans Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hooker served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hooker won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 77. He was unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Scott Barton (D) and Larry Warner (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Hooker Incumbent 60.4% 23,599
     Democratic Scott Barton 36.3% 14,191
     Libertarian Larry Warner 3.3% 1,300
Total Votes 39,090


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hooker won election to the District 77 Seat in 2010. He defeated Frank Murin, Rusty Richter, Dave Van Houten and Nate Vriesman in the August 3 Republican primary. He defeated Scott Barton (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 77 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Hooker (R) 18,088
Scott Barton (D) 6,913
Brian Boyer (L) 682

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hooker raised $28,247 in contributions. [2]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hooker, Thomas B $6,489
Michigan Farm Bureau $2,000
Friends Of West Michigan Business $1,000
Blue Cross Blue Sheild Of Michigan $1,000
Michigan Chamber Of Commerce $1,000

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Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Thomas Hooker received an 84% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Hooker and his wife Pam have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kevin Green (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 77
Succeeded by