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Willie German, Jr.
|Willie German, Jr.|
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|U.S. House, Michigan, District 2|
|City of Muskegon Commissioner|
|High school||Muskegon High School|
|Bachelor's||Baker College of Muskegon|
A life long resident of Michigan, German graduated from Muskegon High school. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baker College of Muskegon.
- City of Muskegon Commissioner
- Muskegon Community College, Media Tech Supervisor
- Small business owner (unspecified)
German lost to incumbent Bill Huizenga. German ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent 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.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Willie German, Jr.||34.2%||108,973|
|Republican||Bill Huizenga Incumbent||61.2%||194,653|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
German listed the following issues on his campaign's Facebook page.
- 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."
As of the 2012 election, German was the proud father of three children and four grandchildren.
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