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German lost to incumbent [[Bill Huizenga]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/senate/michigan/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Michigan"]</ref> German ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2012|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. German ran as a Democratic write-in candidate.  He faced Republican incumbent [[Bill Huizenga]], [[Mary Buzuma]] (L), [[William Opalicky]] (G), and [[Ronald Graeser]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM Unofficial general election candidate list]</ref>
 
German lost to incumbent [[Bill Huizenga]].<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/senate/michigan/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Michigan"]</ref> German ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2012|Michigan's]] [[Michigan's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. German ran as a Democratic write-in candidate.  He faced Republican incumbent [[Bill Huizenga]], [[Mary Buzuma]] (L), [[William Opalicky]] (G), and [[Ronald Graeser]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12GEN/12GEN_CL.HTM Unofficial general election candidate list]</ref>
 
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German highlights the following issues on his campaign's Facebook page.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/WillieGermanJrforCongress/info German's Facebook Page (Accessed: October 5, 2012)]</ref>
 
German highlights the following issues on his campaign's Facebook page.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/WillieGermanJrforCongress/info German's Facebook Page (Accessed: October 5, 2012)]</ref>
  

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Willie German, Jr.
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
City of Muskegon Commissioner
Education
High schoolMuskegon High School
Bachelor'sBaker College of Muskegon
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Willie German, Jr. was a 2012 Democratic write-in candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Michigan.

Biography

A life long resident of Michigan, German graduate from Muskegon High school. He then earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker College of Muskegon.[1]

Career

The following are German's career highlights.[2]

  • City of Muskegon Commissioner
  • Muskegon Community College, Media Tech Supervisor
  • Small business owner (unspecified)

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

German lost to incumbent Bill Huizenga.[3] German ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 2nd District. German ran as a Democratic write-in candidate. He faced Republican incumbent Bill Huizenga, Mary Buzuma (L), William Opalicky (G), and Ronald Graeser in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Willie German, Jr. 34.2% 108,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga Incumbent 61.2% 194,653
     Libertarian Mary Buzuma 2.7% 8,750
     Green William Opalicky 0.9% 2,715
     UST Ronald Graeser 1% 3,176
Total Votes 318,267
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign issues

German highlights the following issues on his campaign's Facebook page.[5]

  • Job Creation and Economic Development

Excerpt: "Willie will fight to eliminate tax loopholes for corporations that send jobs overseas."

  • Investing in Education as the Pathway to Economic Future

Excerpt: "Willie understands the value of Public Education as a means of creating a better future for our children and our communities. We must strengthen our public school systems by providing our kids with the resources they need in the classroom, while holding administrators accountable to those resources."

  • Making health care more Affordable and Accessible to all Americans

Excerpt: "Willie will stand with President Obama against the lies and deception of the Tea Party and Republicans in Congress, to ensure that all Americans will have access to affordable, high quality, health care."

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Personal

German is the proud father of three children and four grandchildren.[6]

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