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Dillon, Brandon (D)

State Representative District 75
Office: N 1094 HOB
Term: old rep
Phone: (517) 373-2668
Home Address: 1455 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Seat Number: 81

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Prior to joining the Legislature, Dillon served as Kent County Commissioner. He won his first term in 2010 in a battleground seat in spite of the Republican wave, 50 to 48 percent over Bing Goei. His Grand Rapids-based seat was redrawn in 2011 so it's no longer politically competitive. He won re-election in 2014, 74 to 26 percent.


In 2000, Rep. Dillon worked for a direct mail firm that produced campaign literature for candidates nationwide. Starting in 2003, he worked as a staffer for Sen. Jim Barcia for seven years prior to his election to the state House.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Dillon, click here.


Dillon started at Grand Rapids Community College. He graduated from Aquinas College in 1995 with a Bachelor's in Political Science. He went on to earn his Master's Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University while interning under U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.


Rep. Dillon is married to Tammy, and is the father of twin boys.


Sherri Smith

Additional Information

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